Big Thank You Events

MP Derek Thomas plans to say a Big Thank You to all the volunteers in his West Cornwall constituency at three events he is hosting at the start of February.

Mr Thomas said that not enough is done to recognise the selfless work that is put in by hundreds of volunteers in the community.

“So many people carry out fantastic work for our communities in West Cornwall and much more could be done to thank people properly for their vital contribution,” he said.

“I am inviting all voluntary organisations and their volunteers to attend one of three Big Thank You events – at the Central Methodist Church, Helston from 2pm on Friday, 2nd February, at Pengarth Day Centre, Penzance at 10am on Saturday, 3rd February and at the Salvation Army, St Ives at 2pm on the same day.

“I very much hope that as many volunteers as possible will take up my invitation for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake and the chance to get together to celebrate volunteers and volunteering.”

If you are a volunteer or help run a voluntary organisation and would like to attend one of these events, let Derek know, either by phoning 01736 363038 or emailing him at