SOME 120 volunteers were honoured at the annual Leeds Jewish Welfare Board volunteer awards.
Lord Mayor Councillor Graham Latty presented the awards.
During the last 12 months, the contribution in monetary terms made by Welfare Board volunteers equates to £165,445 with 260 people involved in giving their time to the organisation.
Volunteers also gave 13,512 hours to the Welfare Board where they are involved in more than 40 activities.
Cllr Latty was particularly impressed with how many people supported the Board’s work and would “love to replicate it across Leeds — it would solve all of our problems”.
Among those honoured were befriender Melvyn Sumroy with Angela Novis and Saul Reuben two people honoured in the special recognition category.
Catherine Taylor and Chris Furminger received gongs in the Unsung Hero group with a special award given to the team involved in transport.
Fenella Conway was rewarded for her outstanding contribution over many years.
Other awards were given to young volunteers for IT help given at the recent Communications Project.