Crossfire Trust hosted 30 volunteers on 16 March at their first ever all day Volunteer Recruitment Fair. The event was attended by senior civil servant, from the Department for Social Development (DSD), Ms Maeve Walls who presented certificates to all volunteers and also presented The Volunteer of The YearAward.
Ms Walls, in her role as director of the Voluntary and Community Unit, within the DSD, also delivered a keynote speech. She reminded everyone about the key strategic objectives being achieved by the volunteers at Crossfire Trust. She also spoke warmly about her visit and gave great encouragement to everyone in the room. She was given a great reception by everyone present and later took time to speak to many of the volunteers on an individual basis.
The Crossfire Trust Volunteer of the Year Award was won by Mr Chris Treacy and Mrs Sheila Masters.
Ms Wall was delighted to present them with the Shane Hart Memorial Trophy, named in honour of a Crossfire Trust volunteer who lost his life last year.
Director of Crossfire Trust, Ian Bothwell said, “This was a very significant and successful event for us. We are thrilled to be able to recognise and reward all our volunteers in Crossfire Trust. This has been a wonderful day for all of them, they have taken great pride in all their achievements and we are so thankful to every one of them.”
Main Photo above: (L-R) Susan Hunter DSD, Ian Bothwell, Maeve Walls DSD, Pauline Bothwell
Maeve Walls addresses the volunteers.
Maeve Walls presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Chris Treacy and Sheila Masters.
Maeve Walls hands Isobel Heron her Volunteer's Certificate.