MP thanks local volunteers for their hard work

During Volunteer’s Week, Chris Green MP met the litter pickers of Johnson Fold and thanked them for their hard work to clean up the local community. 

Groups like these across the MP’s constituency are reliant upon the hard work of volunteers and the annual Volunteer’s Week campaign encourages more people to get involved with their local community groups.

Following the visit, Mr Green said: “As an MP, it’s a pleasure to visit a great many community groups like the Litter Pickers of Johnson Fold and see first-hand the hard work that volunteers put in to make them a success.

“This is why I’m supporting Volunteer’s Week this year, as it’s a great opportunity for us all to thank our local volunteers for the fantastic contributions that they make to our local community.”

Vice chair of the Litter Pickers of Johnson Fold, Cassie Rushton, also added: "Volunteers are extremely important and without them projects across Bolton and further afield would not be producing results on such a large scale. They are creating real community action and change.

“Our volunteers are the heart of our project and without them the project would not exist and we are really proud of every single one of them.”

To get involved with the Litter Pickers of Johnson Fold, visit

As part of the Volunteer’s Week celebrations, Chris Green MP will also be attending an event at Senior Solutions, Westhoughton, this evening that is dedicated to recognising the hard work of their volunteers and celebrating their receipt of the Queen’s award.