Holbeach councillors thank town's volunteers
Some of the unsung heroes who make life better for all in Holbeach were honoured at a special “thank you” buffet put on by the town’s three district councillors.
The trio, councillors Tracey Carter, Nick Worth and Francis Biggadike, paid for the event personally because they are so grateful to the people who go the extra mile to enrich the life of the town.
Around 100 invited guests attended the event at Holbeach Hub.
Coun Carter said the ward councillors staged the event because they felt it would be a superb chance for all the volunteers and helpers to come together and be thanked collectively.
She said: “It was really heart-warming to see the range of guests that attended, and it was just a reminder of how many different aspects of the town are richer due to each and every one of them.
“We really wanted to show them how much they are appreciated.”
Coun Nick Worth said: “It was a really enjoyable afternoon, and great to see so many different groups attending, ranging from Holbeach Hospital to the Air Cadets.
“The whole town benefits hugely from each of these valuable community groups and we welcomed the chance to say thank you to them by arranging this gathering.”
For Coun Biggadike, the event was a hugely enjoyable opportunity to catch up with so many of the people of Holbeach he has worked with over a great number of years.
He said: “A good time was had by all.”
South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes also popped in to extend his thanks for all the hard work that the volunteers put into the town.
The afternoon was also an opportunity for town charity Chosen to present a cheque to the Holbeach Youth Club in support of the garden scheme that the Holbeach Hub is aiming to do.
Chosen volunteers presented £1,000 to two of the trustees, councillors Carter and Worth.
Coun Carter said: “We are delighted to have received this donation to our project, which we hope to be able to commence very soon.
“We are speaking with another group in Holbeach at the moment who may be in a position to financially support the rest of the project, which should mean we will be able to get the project completed in time for the Holbeach in Bloom judging.
“The Holbeach Hub/Youth Club really wanted to do as much as they could to help the great work that the Holbeach in Bloom group do and the wider community will benefit from this garden area too.
“The donations received are really appreciated. Thank you.”