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Ossie awards volunteers

Posted on 17 March 2010  - 12:00

Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles helped celebrate the tireless work of Enfield's volunteers this week.

Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles helped celebrate the tireless work of Enfield's volunteers this week.

More than 100 volunteers who have given a hundred hours of their time received recognition for their volunteering from Enfield Council.

The volunteers each received a certificate and a limited edition pin badge at a reception in the Civic Centre hosted by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Eletherios Savva, and attended by Ossie, representing Tottenham Hotspur.

Speaking about the volunteers' achievements, Enfield Council's Director of Place Shaping and Enterprise, Sue Foster said, "Volunteers make an enormous contribution to organisations throughout the borough. We want to thank them publicly for the immense good they do and the example that they set. To give freely without expecting anything more than the knowledge that you have helped another person really deserves our thanks."

Volunteers from diverse community groups support people of all ages, backgrounds, need and interests right across the borough. Volunteering offers the opportunity to give something back to the community as well as making new friends. For many it provides the opportunity to learn, gain valuable experience and skills and for some it may be that first step into helping them back into work.

Volunteers from the following groups were awarded:

  • 3rd Enfield Air Scout Group Autism London & MCCH
  • Bowes Primary School Children's International Voices of Enfield
  • Christian Alliance Enfield Club Terza ETA
  • Enfield Association for the Blind Enfield Caribbean Association
  • Enfield Children & Young Persons Services
  • Enfield Community Transport Enfield Family Contact Centre
  • Enfield Library Enfield Mencap
  • Enfield Mental Health Users Group
  • Enfield Saheli Enfield School of Life Saving
  • Enfield Sea Cadets Enfield Women's Centre
  • Fox Lane & District Residents Association
  • Kongolese Children's Association Lefkara Association of Great Britain
  • LELA One-to-One Enfield
  • Sangam Asian Elderly Ladies Group The Hanlon Centre
  • Willow Residents Association