Volunteers make this a ‘great place to live’
A MAYOR has thanked hard working volunteers who make the town a ‘great place to live.’
To mark National Volunteers’ Week, Chesham’s mayor Councillor Peter Hudson paid tribute to the town’s many volunteers.
However, Mr Hudson is not just supporting the volunteers for seven days, but for the whole year.
When Mr Hudson was elected as mayor last month, he pledged his mayoral year to giving the town’s voluntary groups a voice and raising their profile and called upon people in the town to volunteer.
He said: “National Volunteers’ Week is an appropriate time for me as town mayor to offer my personal thanks and, on behalf of Chesham as a whole, to all the hard working volunteers who do such great work in our town day in and day out.
Mayor Peter Hudson praises the national week of celebration
“We’re truly blessed in Chesham with the sheer variety and number of voluntary groups who seek to provide support in our community for the elderly, the young and the vulnerable.
“Without the work of these groups Chesham would be a much poorer place to live.”
He added: “I’ve pledged that during my mayoral year I want to raise the profile of our local voluntary groups and charities to help them find the new volunteers that many of them desperately need.
“Even if you only have one hour a month there will be a group locally who could benefit from your time and expertise.
“Everyone has something to offer and if we all gave just a little of our time can you imagine how much better things could be?
“Once again, thank you to all volunteers in Chesham, our unsung heroes, who do so much. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and you have the town’s thanks and respect.”
For more information about some of Chesham’s leading voluntary groups visit www.chesham.gov.uk/ Partners.aspx.