Receiving the special award for their all-round contribution to volunteering was the reception team at Boston Volunteer Community Centre.
Based at the Len Medlock Centre, in St George’s Road, the team of volunteers ensures the reception of the building, which houses voluntary and community organisations, including LVCS, is open five days a-week
Described as ‘efficient, welcoming and always ready to go above and beyond the call of duty’, nothing is said to be too much for this team.
In addition to their reception duties, many of the individuals involved take on other vital voluntary roles, including responsibilities as health champions, helping with the assessment of those potentially in need of assistance from a health trainer, organising health-related events, carrying out follow-up checks with clients and providing administrative support.
There are eight people on the reception team and, barring one new addition, all have invested many years service.
Almost all have served for at least five years and one member of the team has been manning reception since the building opened in 1999.
Picking up the ward on behalf of the team, volunteer Doreen Booth, 77, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We don’t do this for recognition.
“I enjoy it. It gets me out the house and I’ve made so many friends.”