Scores of volunteers attended a special thank you lunch with the Mayor of Preston.
Coun Veronica Afrin invited the volunteers who represent a host of charities across Preston to the appreciation event at Preston Minster.
The lunch was hosted by Coun Afrin and Penwortham-based Galloway’s Society for the Blind.
Coun Affrin said she was “thrilled” to host the event.
She said: ““This dinner is very important as to acknowledge all the hard and impressive work volunteers do in Preston. They are unsung heroes.”