CALL UP FOR ARMED FORCES DAY
Teenager looking forward to the ‘rewarding honour’
A VOLUNTEER has called out for more help at Armed Forces Day 2015 after describing the last event as an ‘honour’ to support.
Tyrone Weeks, 18, said the day on June 27 is also an opportunity for members of the public to say thank you to the armed forces for the work they do.
Speaking about the last event in 2013, Mr Weeks said: “It was really good last time.
“Obviously I got to meet so many people out of the 10,000 people there.
“I got to hear what people thought about Armed Forces Day. It was good to speak to people.
“I met other volunteers and we’re still in contact, I’m still friends with them.”
Mr Weeks, who will be volunteering for the second time this year, added: “Volunteering for the Armed Forces Day 2013 was so rewarding.
“I work in adult social care in my day job where, thanks to my manager, I have learned new skills, so as a volunteer I get to use my skills from work and build on them to encourage people to volunteer to help support those in need.”
At first he was unsure about helping out and admitted that until 2013 he had no idea what the armed forces were.
He said: “I never volunteered until 2013. I had friends that had volunteered but I was really reluctant to volunteer.
“It changed my opinion a lot. Now when we’re walking through town and we see Help for Heroes I think how much support they give us.
“It means a lot to me and that’s why I’m volunteering this year and in future.”
Organisers are looking for help on Friday, June 26, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.
The event will take place on the Saturday at Aylesbury Rugby Club, Weston Turville, from 1pm until 7pm.
Volunteers will receive free entry, one hot food voucher and access to tea, coffee, squash and water throughout the day.
Contact bucksccevents@ buckscc.gov.uk. for more information.
BIG DAY: Tyrone Weeks