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Coast & Country has held a celebration of the volunteers who carry out valuable work across the organisation.

The Volunteer Awards recognised the people who give up their time and use their skills and expertise across many different areas of the business.

The award-winners were:

Westfield Farm Volunteer of the Year (named the Harry Slattery award in remembrance of volunteer Harry who made a huge contribution to Westfield Farm before he passed away last year)

Stephen Wright

Resident Involvement Volunteer of the Year

Ann Sutherland

Re:Furnish Volunteer of the Year

Roger Rideout

Moment of Pride

Tenant Communications Panel

Extra Mile

John Doherty

Outstanding Contribution

Harry Slattery

Volunteer of the Year

Linda Beel

Iain Sim, chief executive of Coast & Country, said: “At Coast & Country we are proud to offer a variety of volunteering opportunities to help people find the right one for them.

“Volunteering provides people with the chance to try something new, gain experience, develop skills, improve their career prospects, build confidence and meet new people.

“It makes a real difference to an individual and to the lives of other people and we were delighted to acknowledge every single one of our 60 volunteers at the awards, and highlight those who have done something extra special.”

The event, held at Cleveland Golf Club, was organised by housing apprentice Faye Daniels, with the help of staff and apprentices from across Coast & Country.