The Pear tree was planted at Wharton Park on Thursday 3 June, to honour our dedicated volunteers and the time they offer towards letting communities have their say on health and care in County Durham.
The event fell in the middle of Volunteers Week 2021 that took place from 1 to 7 June, which was an opportunity to recognise our volunteers contribution, and to show our appreciation for them.
We would also like to thank the Congburn Nursery Centre, in Edmondsley, for their kind donation of a fruit tree and compost to make this celebration possible.
Take a look at some pictures from the day below!
We have also created a video as part of our Volunteers Week celebration and recognition, to acknowledge the work that our volunteers do throughout the year. This short piece is introduced by the Chair of our Board, Chris Shore, and our Volunteer Support, Claire Sisterson, and also features the staff team and some of the volunteers themselves.