Volunteers' Week takes place every year, and is a chance for people across the country to say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

This year, the council would like to take this opportunity to highlight the wonderful volunteers who are working so hard to support their local communities, particularly during the Coronavirus crisis.

The council is asking residents to get in touch through its social media channels, to let it know about a volunteer, or a group of volunteers, who are making a real difference in their community.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, Leader of Chichester District Council said: "Volunteers' Week is fast approaching, and now more than ever it's vital to make sure that we show just how much we appreciate the incredible work they do in our local communities.

"There are so many wonderful volunteers in our district who have gone above and beyond to help others in these challenging times, and we want to shine a spotlight on them to give them the thanks they deserve.

"We're asking you to let us know about a volunteer, or a group of volunteers, who are making a real difference in your community. Simply send us a message of thanks, either as a video, photo or text, and we will do our best to share this across our council social media channels during Volunteers' Week.

"If you are sending pictures or videos, please ensure you have the permission of anyone who is featured in them before sending them to us."

Residents can send their messages of thanks to the council's: