Wednesday, 5 June 2013
THANET’S VIC CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK
A team of volunteers from the Broadstairs Information Kiosk have been thanked by the management board for their dedication and commitment to supporting tourism across Thanet.
National Volunteers’ Week this year takes place between 1-7 June. The annual campaign realises the importance of volunteers to our service and economy. It encourages organisations to celebrate the brilliant contribution millions of volunteers make every year across the UK.
Broadstairs Information Kiosk Management Board; which is made up of Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council, Thanet District Council, Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association, Broadstairs and St Peter’s Chamber of Commerce and Shepherd Neame, has taken this opportunity to coordinate an event to celebrate the fantastic efforts volunteers’ from the Visitor Information Service put into both the organisation, and tourism to Thanet.
The team which includes more than 40 local people were invited to attend the Lillyputt Mini Golf course in Broadstairs, this week (3 June), for a fun filled evening of mini golf, followed by a traditional British cream tea. The event follows on from the recent success at the Visit England Awards for Excellence, which saw Thanet’s Visitor Information Service awarded Bronze for ‘Information Provider of the Year 2013’.
Councillor Iris Johnston, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Thanet District Council is extremely grateful for the enormous contribution our volunteers make. They work extremely hard and it is with their help that we have achieved so much over the past year.
“It is great that the board can hold this event to show our appreciation in person, as without our volunteers the service we offer would not be as effective. Equipped with local knowledge and a great understanding of Thanet, it ensures visitors to the area receive a warm welcome, which is vital when encouraging repeat tourism to the district.”