Boston’s outgoing mayor, Coun Anne Dorrian, hosted the ‘Celebration of Volunteers’ at the Stump on Thursday evening.
Coun Dorrian invited volunteers across the borough to recognise, honour and thank them for all they do in their local community.
She gave a speech to the audience, concluding: “Volunteers don’t get paid - not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”
Members of various groups took the mic and shared their experience of being a volunteer, what it means to them and the value their work brings to their community.
Voluntary groups present on the night included: LIVES first responders, Community Support Group, Wyberton Wombles, Boston Mencap Gateway Club, The Butterfly Hospice, Willoughby Road Allotments, Boston U3A, Boston Book Festival and more.
Patsie Marson from Community Support Group, said: “It was amazing to be surrounded by so many kind people who give up their time to help others within our lovely community.”
A spokesperson for Boston Borough Council said: “It was very well attended and people thoroughly enjoyed being there with many comments made that it should become an annual event.”