Vol­un­teers make this a ‘great place to live’

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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.

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