Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Week-Long Celebrations Say Thanks to Volunteers

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Week-Long Celebrations Say Thanks to Volunteers

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Byline: Melissa Woods melissa.woods@dailymercury.com.au

IT'S National Volunteer Week from May 9 to 15 and Mayor Col Meng is calling on residents to recognise a local volunteer and thank them for their efforts.

Mackay Regional Council will launch the week-long event in celebration of volunteers with a free private screening of Your Highness, a new-release blockbuster movie.

Volunteers and a friend will attend the screening from 6pm at Mount Pleasant Cinemas.

National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and provides an opportunity to highlight the role volunteers play in the community.

Cr Meng said the region was a better place because of the dedication and commitment of volunteers.

C[pounds sterling]Council relies on the support of volunteers at many facilities, activities and events,C[yen] he said.

The council has more than 500 volunteers on its database and their valuable time results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings to the council. …

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