A volunteer who has dedicated 1,000 hours of service to Merton libraries was among those honoured at an awards ceremony.

Merton Council hosted the ceremony at Morden library on Thursday, June 28, to thank their team of volunteers.

Walid Kronfol, a volunteer at Raynes Park library, won the award for the highest number of hours volunteered.

Mr Kronfol said: “ I had a great time and was really proud to win my awards.

"I appreciated that my work at Raynes Park Library and other volunteers at other Libraries were recognised.”

Volunteer of the year, Priyanka Jichkar, said: “I love volunteering at Donald Hope Library [Colliers Wood] and I have learnt and developed a number of new skills through my volunteering role.

"I really enjoyed the celebration event and was overwhelmed with meeting all of the other amazing volunteers!”

Councillor Nick Draper, cabinet member for community and culture, said: “Our very loyal and hardworking volunteers have transformed Merton’s libraries over the past four years and they are the key to wonderful possibilities for their future.”

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