Readers nominate their favourite volunteers in Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley for a shout-out - here are the results

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To celebrate Volunteers’ Week earlier this month, we asked our readers to nominate hard-working people in the area who give up their free time to help others and deserve a shout-out for all their efforts.

Here is who they picked, in no particular order:

  • Ivor Emo;
  • The Burnley Parkrun team led by Karen Holland and Darren Holland;
  • Jolie Forrest;
  • Tom Harrison of the Vanguard Community Centre in Burnley;
  • Gannow Community Centre;
  • Girlguiding leaders who run Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger meetings across Burnley;
  • Brighter Lives North West;
  • Boys' Brigade leaders at 1st Burnley Greenbrook Methodist Church, Wendy Curson, Anna-Marie Kimber; 3rd Burnley at St Catherine's, Victoria Claire, Father Roger Parker, Helen Beech;
  • New Burnley Wood Community Centre;
  • Padiham Greenway Junior Parkrun;
  • Hazel Wilkinson and Eric who volunteer at the Community Grocery Burnley;
  • Sharon Martin of Curry on the Street;
  • The Hub in Padiham and Vivien Mickey Storey;
  • All the volunteers who run Coal Clough Community Centre;
  • Ida Carmichael;
  • Steve Lomax;
  • Joann Kinch;
  • Jo-Ann Marshall and Jackie Crawford at Springfield Community Primary School;
  • Amanda Graham;
  • Andrea Kenyon;
  • All the volunteers who keep Padiham Beach clean and tidy;
  • Helen PIickard;
  • All the volunteers who help at the miniature railway in Thompson Park;
  • The team at Central Methodist coffee bar, especially Heather and David Johnson;
  • Volunteers at Healthier Heroes, including Tom and Bonita;
  • The volunteers at Riding for the Disabled based at Crown Point;
  • Howard Mitchell, St Matthew’s Church, Burnley and Pendle District Scout's, and St Matthew’s with Holy Trinity Scout Group.
  • Philip Riley and the rest of the leaders at St Stephen’s Scout Group;
  • Amelia, Ellie, Anabelle, Vicki, Chloe, and Karla, of Girl Guiding Owls Clitheroe;
  • Everyone at Casual Minds Matter CIC;
  • Volunteers at the Philip Wright Crown Green Bowling Greens, David Clamp, Tony Lonsdale and Daryl Wright;
  • Pavilion Cafe at Alkincoats Park;
  • Afaq Khan who runs Nelson Community Masjid - NCM;
  • Pendle Dogs;
  • Barrowford Celtic Football Club;
  • The volunteers at the Hippodrome;
  • Lynne Mitchell from Pendle Food For All Food Club;
  • Carole Taylor Berry;
  • Eileen Peel;
  • All the volunteers at Waddow Hall, especially the Friends of Waddow and the Waddow Heritage Committee;
  • Ribble Valley Division Guiding volunteer leaders and unit helpers;
  • Coun. Neil McGowan;
  • Dyneley Rda;
  • And all the Scout (Squirrel, Beaver, Cubs and Scouts) leaders in Burnley and Pendle District;
  • St John Ambulance.