This week (Tuesday February 18) more than 70 charity representatives gathered for a special evening, hosted by the Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane.
The Mayor’s annual Voluntary Sector reception, hosted at the Oakwood Centre in Woodley, presents an opportunity for charity representatives to network in a relaxed and informal environment. It is also an opportunity for the Borough Mayor to say thank you to all the volunteers for their continued hard work and tireless commitment over the past year.
Jack Schofield, supporter care manager from Debra UK, the charity which the Mayor is supporting during his year in office, presented information about the organisation to those attending.
Debra UK, supports people who suffer with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a group of genetic skin conditions that cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. Individuals suffering with this condition, experience painful open wounds and sores form where this exceptionally fragile skin is damaged. The charity works hard to provide life changing care and support, but also to fund research into effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB.
Borough Mayor Cllr Bill Soane said: “It has been an honour to attend so many excellent community events during my year in office. It is heart-warming to see so many volunteers who go above and beyond to help others in the local community. I’ve met so many unsung heroes and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued commitment to those less fortunate than ourselves.”
“It is a joy to have so many volunteers join me this evening, I would like to publically thank them for their contribution to our Borough.”