Volunteers thanked for their Liverpool welcome

Volunteers who welcome visitors from around the world to Liverpool are being thanked by the Lord Mayor.

As part of National Volunteers Week, 25 City Hall and Liverpool Cruise Terminal Ambassadors will meet Councillor Christine Banks at Liverpool Town Hall.

The City Hall Ambassadors meet and greet visitors to St George’s Hall and Liverpool Town Hall and also help out at Heritage Open Days.

The Cruise Ambassadors welcome passengers on and off vessels, assisting with baggage, tourist information and helping day passengers make the most of their visit to Liverpool.

Councillor Banks said: “As a global city which attracts millions of tourists every year, it is really important that we have knowledgeable people on hand to give a warm welcome to visitors.

“Our Ambassadors are passionate and enthusiastic advocates for Liverpool and are really crucial to making sure that visitors get the welcome for which we are famed.

“Anyone who has come across our Ambassadors knows their enthusiasm is infectious which is why I wanted to personally thank them during National Volunteers Week.”

The Ambassadors will be presented with a gift from the city in recognition of the valuable work they undertake.

Angie Redhead, Head of City Assets, said: “Every cruise passenger and City Halls visitor gets to experience first-hand a wonderful Liverpool welcome from our Ambassadors; without a doubt, they have contributed to the many accolades and awards we have won over the past few years.

“Time is such a precious commodity and so it makes me feel so privileged and proud that our Ambassadors give their time so willingly, wearing a big smile and looking so smart in their uniforms; we are so grateful for the contribution they make and they are a hugely valued part of our team.”

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