KNUTSFORD Hosts gave their newest volunteer the warmest of welcomes on Sunday.

The hosts held a get together at Twenty One bar and grill during Sunday’s Makers’ Market to give volunteers the chance to have a chat and get to know each other.

The newest host, Cllr Andrew Malloy attended and said he was looking forward to working as a host and continuing to support the project via the town council.

"One of my major projects is the Knutsford Beer Festival," said Andrew. "The hosts helped us out at this year's event and I'm hoping they will be even more involved in the 2015 event which is now being planned.

"There is so much happening in the town, from established charities needing help to one-off community events. It's great I will be taking part in the future as a Knutsford Host."

It’s been a busy summer so far for the hosts. They were at the RHS Tatton show to lend a hand and spread the word about the town, its community, business and heritage.

Armed with copies of the new Town Guide and shopping map, the hosts were based in the Inspire Zone and were delighted with the positive reaction they received from visitors who travelled from all over the UK – and beyond.

"At one point there was such a demand for town guides that the rangers stepped in to help by transporting a supply by buggy," said Sarah Flannery, project coordinator.

"The overwhelming response from visitors, whether familiar with Knutsford or not, was that they thought it was great to see volunteers work as ambassadors for the town and we hope we succeeded in encouraging many to visit again."

The hosts also helped Community Spirit, one of the hosts’ partners, set up the recent Family Fun Day at St. John’s Wood.

“The feedback from our volunteers has been superb – they really enjoyed helping out at Tatton and St. John’s Wood,” added Sarah.

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