It's time to give our volunteers a Big Thank You

In what is becoming an annual tradition, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is once again hosting a series of ‘Big Thank You’ events to celebrate the work of volunteers in the community.

Mr Thomas will hold three events – in Helston, Penzance and St Ives - over the next few weeks to which voluntary organisations and the volunteers who work for them are invited to chat about their work and experiences over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.

“There is no doubt that communities in West Cornwall would be considerably worse off without the selfless work of our army of volunteers who do so much to keep a wide range of clubs and vital community services alive,” said Mr Thomas

“I think it is important that their dedication and commitment is acknowledged and it is always a great pleasure to meet the volunteers and hear first hand exactly what they do and the sacrifices they make to help West Cornwall such a special place.

“A new aspect of the Big Thank You events this year is that we are inviting voluntary groups to host a stand explaining how people can volunteer and these events are open to all existing volunteers and anyone planning to get involved.”

The events take place:

Saturday, 25th January: Helston Bowling Club from 10am.

Saturday, 1st February: Hope Church, Penzance from 10am.

Saturday, 8th February: Salvation Army, St Ives from 10am. 

For further information about the Big Thank You events, call 01736 363038 or email