On September 10th the High Sheriff hosted a tea party “A Celebration of Volunteering in Shropshire” at the RAF Museum at Cosford. Over 250 people were invited representing some 100 organisations and groups across the county covering a wide spectrum of activity. Many invitees were those who are unsung volunteers, giving their time and skills over many years without seeking attention or praise. The High Sheriff wished to celebrate these people and to say “thank you” on behalf of the county.
The event was a huge success, made even more special by a performance by the Cosford Military Wives’ Choir. During the event large screens showed photographs of volunteers in action. The photographs had been collected from volunteer groups large and small to showcase the excellent work that is being done across Shropshire.
The High Sheriff made an address to the party by means of a pre recorded video. The video included an appearance by the Lord Lieutenant Sir Algernon Heber-Percy who regretted that he was unable to attend.
The entire video presentation, the performance by the choir and some shots of the attendees can be viewed below.
Parking, registration and general help was provided by Girl Guides and Museum staff.
In conclusion to her address the High Sheriff said “Shropshire is a beautiful county full of wonderful people doing all sorts of marvellous things. Volunteers of Shropshire and your supporters, I salute you.”
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