Mary Walker – a lifetime of work and volunteering for the voluntary sector

We are very sad to join with The Birchwood Centre today to announce that Mary Walker passed away peacefully at home over the weekend. Mary had been a long-term trustee of West Lancs CVS, The Birchwood Centre, Disability Advice West Lancs and many other West Lancs charities over many years. Mary’s contribution to our sector […]

Refugee Week 2020

June 15th – 21st is Refugee Week 2020, so we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate some stories from one of our own projects, Skem International and to hear about the difference that this project has made to the lives of some of our West Lancs asylum seekers and refugees. When the Home Office started placing […]

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West Lancs Together: Helping vulnerable people

When the Covid-19 pandemic caused the country to grind to a halt, West Lancs CVS joined with West Lancashire Borough Council, and all other local health and community partners to launch a new local support system called West Lancs Together to offer support to those most vulnerable within the borough. West Lancs Together provides a […]

Parbold winners – Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service are announced every year on 2 June 2020, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. We are very pleased to announce that two West Lancashire organisations have won this prestigious award – Parbold Douglas Music Society and Parbold Picture House. This is fantastic news for those organisations […]

Benefits of volunteering

In this year’s Volunteers’ Week, we would also like to focus on some of our amazing organisations across West Lancashire, who rely upon volunteers to continue the vital work they do for the community – not just in these unprecedented times but year after year. Each year we hold an annual volunteer awards evening in […]

Volunteers’ Award Evening

Every year during Volunteers’ Week, West Lancashire Volunteer Centre (part of West Lancs CVS) partners with West Lancashire Borough Council and West Lancs CCG to host an annual Volunteer Awards Evening. This event is always a really special night and is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the amazing work of the volunteers and the organisations […]