Child bereavement charity volunteers honoured at awards ceremony
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Volunteers for a children's bereavement charity were celebrated and thanked at an awards evening.
Nelson's Journey, which is based in Norfolk, has more than 100 volunteers who support its work in the community.
To recognise the hours they give to the cause, the charity organised a volunteer awards evening at the Virgin Money Lounge in Norwich.
Those honoured included Jill Greengrass, who has donated hundreds of hours to Nelson's Journey.
She said: 'I am passionate in my belief that all bereaved children should have access to the help and support that is their right.
'Enabling them to reach their full potential in future years. These words, I think sum up the way I feel and what Nelson's Journey is trying to achieve.'
The Sheriff of Norwich, Richard Marks, and charity chief executive Simon Wright presented certificates to volunteers.
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Mr Wright said that last year had been the busiest in the charity's history.
'We would be simply unable to respond to the growing demand for our services without the tremendous support of our volunteers,' he said.
'Through their time, their skills and their effort, Nelson's Journey has been able to receive referrals for almost 800 children over the last year alone.
'Our evening of celebrations allowed us to recognise the diverse contributions of volunteers to the work of the charity, without which we simply couldn't operate.'
The night was supported by local businesses including the East of England Coop Funeral Services, Richard Jarmy Photography and Naked Wines.
Sheringham-based bakery Buns of Fun donated a cake featuring a worry eater, which the charity uses to support children with anxieties after a bereavement.
To watch the night unfold, visit Nelson's Journey's Facebook page here.
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