The volunteer groups of Fylde have received well-earned praise from the Mayor and the Leader of the Council across two receptions celebrating their tremendous contributions to their communities. 

Representatives from over 50 volunteering organisations attended two receptions in the Town Hall on the morning of Friday 13 January and the evening of Monday 16 January, at which the Mayor and the Leader of the Council both personally expressed their gratitude for the sterling work of the volunteers. 

Cllr Ben Aitken, the Mayor of Fylde, said of the reception: “This reception is something we’ve wanted to host for a long time, to recognise the dedication and fabulous work of the huge volunteering community across the Borough. It was delightful to see such an exceptional turnout, with representatives from some of the many groups we’re lucky to have here. We’re keen to support this work, and I would urge any local voluntary, community and faith groups to look at their eligibility for the Fylde Community Projects Fund, just one of the ways we’re able to help. Our sincere thanks to you all – keep up the good work!” 

Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, added: 

“Volunteering brings many benefits and rewards, not least the social interaction and wellbeing from giving something back to the community.  On behalf of Fylde Council, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ for the tremendous work that our volunteers carry out whether that be befriending or feeding people, picking up litter, raising money for charity, caring for the environment, the list goes on and on.  Our volunteering community in Fylde is exceptional and the Mayoral reception at the Town Hall was a small token of our gratitude.” 

Any organisation interested in the Community Projects Fund should contact or 01253 658505 for further details or go to the website here: 


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