THE role volunteers play in helping charities and organisations across the country has been highlighted by Helen Jones MP.

The Warrington North MP spoke out as Volunteers Week, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, runs until Saturday.

Helen Jones said: “Volunteers’ Week is a great time to recognise the incredible contribution volunteers make to our communities and have been making for the past 30 years.

“There are 106 voluntary organisations in Warrington North and many of them rely on the dedication, energy and commitment of their volunteers in order to support people in our communities.“