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PORTSMOUTH City Council’s museum service has been awarded the Investing in Volunteering standard, which is the highest national standard for work recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in the UK.

Cllr Lee Hunt, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport said: ‘Our volunteers are all ages and come from all walks of life and I’m most grateful for their help.’

The award is an encouragement for more local people to contribute their volunteering to the city.

He added: ‘With many events and much commemoration around D-Day and the First World War approaching, I’d also like to encourage members of the public to volunteer at one of the city museums and share in our celebration of Portsmouth’s proud history and culture.’

The council’s museums manager, Jane Mee said: ‘We are honoured to receive the Investing in Volunteering award.’

Portsmouth Museum’s Lest We Forget First World War project is now seeking volunteers.