Posted: Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Volunteers celebrated at Play Service awards ceremony

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016

Torfaen Play Service held its annual awards ceremony for play service volunteers yesterday (Monday 22nd February) at Mount Pleasant Hall. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The ceremony recognised the hard work and commitment from over 140 play service volunteers who have given up their spare time to support community play provision. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Former play works Gavin Evens, Hannah Zennadi and Carys Howells were inspirational speakers for the event, talking about how volunteering with Torfaen Play Service has helped them develop their career. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The awards paid recognition to term time volunteers, summer volunteers, play helpers and transitional support workers. A special award for outstanding commitment to volunteering was presented by the High Sheriff, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Tuggey to the Volunteer of the Year 2016, Deon Groves. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The executive member for communities, councillor David Daniels commented: “I am very proud of Torfaen’s Play Service, which goes from strength to strength every year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Being a volunteer play worker is hugely beneficial for teenagers and young adults, providing them with the skills to develop their education and career, as well as bringing joy to the children who take part in the Play Service.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are interested in volunteering with the Play Service, please contact the Play Team on 01495 742951.
Last Modified: 23/02/2016 ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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