So every year, to mark National Volunteers’ week, we at Support Staffordshire always hold our prestigious Volunteer Star Awards ceremonies. These events, hosted across the county, are our way of saying thanks for the contribution hundreds of people make in our community through volunteering.
Sadly, we had to cancel last year’s events due to the pandemic, but, this year we decided “the show must go on” and we held 4 online events, live via YouTube! Hundreds of people tuned in to watch what really were such heart-warming events, recognising so many amazing volunteers who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to help others during the pandemic.
From businesses giving their time or resources to support food banks, teams of people delivering the COVID vaccine, giving out food parcels at Christmas, and supporting young people by keeping Scout groups and gymnastics clubs connected, there were tales from so many people who really have gone above and beyond to help and support others.
We’d really like to thank our many sponsors who’s generous contributions meant that we could press on and organise these events virtually, helping to cover our costs and really make a fuss of those special people.
Next year, we really hope to return to in-person events, and will be actively looking again for local businesses to be part of it!
So, if you would like to help us to present some amazing people with an award, whilst elevating your brand and networking with other local businesses – get in touch now! firstname.lastname@example.org