PERSHORE volunteers have gone the ‘extra mile’ in this year’s volunteer week.

Sam Nutting, from Pershore, completed a 5km walk around Evesham and raised £200 for Pershore Volunteer Centre on Working World’s annual sponsored walk.

Emily Foster-Phillips and Roland Honeybun cycled 80 miles from Pershore via Evesham, Welford on Avon, Broadway, Beckford, Tewkesbury, Upton upon Severn, Worcester, Upton Snodsbury then back to Pershore Volunteer Centre, raising more than £500.

Tony Rowley, chairman of Wychavon District Council and Eric Wiles, chairman of Pershore and District Volunteer Centre welcomed them back to the Pershore Volunteer Centre as part of the volunteers’ week open day and presented them with commemorative certificates.

Mr Honeybun said: “I am helping to raise funds for the volunteer centre which provides a valuable community transport service for elderly people in and around Pershore who are unable to access public transport.”

Mr Wiles said: “The whole volunteer centre – trustees, clients and staff – are truly grateful to these volunteers for giving up their time to help us to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

We thank them.”

Mr Rowley added: “We need to raise £3,000/month to be able to provide services including lunch club, community transport and volunteer brokerage finding other, not-for-profit, organisations vital volunteers to help provide their support to our community. Contributions like this are very much appreciated."