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Council says thank you to volunteers

East Ayrshire Council hosted a tea dance at Dumfries House recently for over 160 volunteers to thank them for the time and commitment they give to their communities.

The tea dance was held as part of Volunteers’ Week which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The event saw volunteers from community groups and sports clubs joining befrienders and literacy, Active Schools and Supported Accommodation volunteers to share their experiences and enjoy an afternoon of inspirational speeches, music, dancing and a performance by East Ayrshire's very own Elvis!

Councillor Jim McMahon, Cabinet Spokesperson for Housing, Transport and Communities, said: “We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who give up their time to help make a real difference to people’s lives. From what we heard at the event, volunteering can be life changing for the volunteers themselves as well. Their selflessness and kindness is truly inspiring and our thanks go to all of them for their incredible efforts.”

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