Library volunteer recognised at 'Somerset Stars' awards
Burnham-On-Sea Library volunteer is among helpers from across
Somerset who have been recognised for their commitment at an awards
council invited members of the public to nominate volunteers deserving
special recognition to be named as 'Somerset Star Volunteers'
as part of National Volunteers Week and over 150 nominations were
Bench was recognised for volunteering his time at Burnham Library
where he helps older people to develop IT skills.
said: "Im accepting this award not for myself, but
for the ladies at Burnham Library, who are a lovely bunch. When
I was completing my first Open University degree the Library was
absolutely fantastic, they were exceptional and always have been,
so this is something for them."
entries from each district of the county and a winning voluntary
organisation were selected at random by Somerset County Councils
Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr William Wallace.
Wallace said: "Volunteers are unsung heroes that do so much
without asking for anything in return and I would personally like
to thank all volunteers in Somerset for their work and also Somerset
You can Do for putting this together."
Cllr William Wallace with Sedgemoor winner Stephen Bench