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North West 200 Secures Coveted Volunteers Award

The North West 200 has secured the coveted investing in volunteers quality standard for volunteer management award.

The traditional opening international road race of each season, has each year up to in excess of 800 volunteers, they all help make competition around the Triangle, possible.

Wendy Osborne OBE, CEO of Volunteer Now, was full of praise for the North West 200’s work with it’s volunteers, she said:

“The North West 200 is an iconic event and it cannot happen without the involvement of hundreds of volunteers.

This real life volunteer success story has just gained recognition through the award of the UK organisation quality standard Investing in Volunteers.

Volunteer Now sends congratulations on your achievement, you are a winner when it comes to involving volunteers!”

Councillor Moira Hickey, Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens, added:

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the International North West 200 team on receiving this tremendous award, which highlights their dedication and commitment to their volunteers.

The event’s success is thanks to all those who provide their time and expertise and it is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through team work and a collective approach.

The North West 200 has now firmly established itself as one of our region’s premier events, which brings huge economic and tourism returns, and I would like to thanks all those volunteers who play a part in this.”

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Photo by Rod Neill

North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte MBE was delighted at the event’s latest landmark achievement.

“We are delighted to receive this award and it is a great tribute to all of the hard work put in by so many people involved in volunteering at the Vauxhall International North West 200.

Our management team is made up of 16 volunteers who work with the rest of the 800 people involved to ensure the event takes place each year.

It is a massive undertaking and this award recognises the professional approach that is involved in this vital work.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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