‘Young people need to help out’
A COMMUNITY stalwart thinks that people should volunteer as it gives them a different perspective on life.
Peter Healy runs the Holmer Green Village Centre, carries out marketing and research for Amersham Museum, runs a community website for Holmer Green and helps to run the drama group Holmer Green Players.
Mr Healy said: “Volunteering gives you a feeling that you have done something for the community or something that you really love, like a charity. I think that a lot of volunteers are now getting older and from my observation there are less younger people coming forward to volunteer.
“I am sure that most people could give a few hours a month if they really wanted to.
“My mum and dad used to volunteer, so I come from a family of volunteers.
“People often say that volunteers are so
'FAMILY OF VOLUNTEERS: Peter Healy dedicated, but it is because we don’t want to see the societies fail.”
Mr Healy, who has volunteered for 30 years, added: “Even being in a charity shop on a Saturday can mean that you are not thinking about your job and the 7am Monday morning start. I think in Bucks especially, we live in a pressurised area.”