A HAMPSHIRE charity celebrated people who have given up their free time to help others last week.

Revitalise Netley Waterside House in Southampton rewarded the centre’s volunteers with a celebratory a drinks reception with nibbles as well as an award presentation last Friday [June 02] as part of Volunteers Week, which took place nationally last week.

Lynsie Smith, Deputy Manager at Revitalise Netley Waterside House said:“We had a wonderful time celebrating our volunteers. They give so much of their time and dedication to support our guests and give them the best holiday experience that they can. It was only right that we show them our appreciation and remind them how truly valued they are with our celebrations”.

Revitalise offers the largest residential volunteering programme of any UK charity and welcomes volunteers from all over the world.

Every year, the charity’s volunteers give more than 3,000 weeks of their time in order to live and work at Netley Waterside House – the charity’s respite holiday centre for disabled people in Southampton and two other accessible centres in Essex and Southport. Accessible excursions, activities and entertainments are an integral part of every Revitalise holiday.