BOROUGH MP Andrew Miller has praised the work of selfless people at Neston’s Volunteers Fair.
He said Citizen’s Week, run under the banner of CH64incto signify those in the Neston area postcode, was a “great success”.
Having made two visits to the event, Mr Miller explained: “The importance of this week-long series of events was that it showed the strength of volunteering Neston and the surrounding villages.
“I was genuinely surprised to see how much was happening at the Volunteers Fair, with displays of the activities of so many groups, ranging from Guides and Cadets, to bowlers and flower arrangers.
“The important link between them all, is the efforts of the volunteers that are making life better for each and every person in the community.”
He added: “The events have, I hope, not only given an incentive for more people to come forward but also to kill of ridiculous stories about the state of society today.
“The many groups I met show the strength of our community and long may they flourish.
“My particular congratulations go to the CH64inc organisers who have set a very high standard for others to seek to match in the future.”
Also attending the event was Stuart Penketh, the Tory parliamentary Candidate who will challenge Mr Miller in the next General Election.
He said: “I was amazed to see the large number of societies, groups and associations that were present in Neston Civic Hall at the start of the week.
“It was a testament to the civic pride and sense of community shown by the people of the Neston area.
“In a time when most areas have problems trying to attract people to run activities for their community, to see societies covering nearly every activity there is, is heart warming.
“It’s great to see people so committed and supportive of their community that they willingly give up large parts of their spare time to take an active part in and are so supportive of their communities.
“It is an example to us all and should be used as a pattern to other towns and villages in the North West.”