Vol­un­teers com­mit to the good cause

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VOL­UN­TEER groups gath­ered to­gether for a spe­cial Che­sham event. Vol­un­teer Che­sham was held on Satur­day at Che­sham Town Hall.

Che­sham town mayor Peter Hud­son said: “Che­sham is built on volunteering and yet many peo­ple are un­aware of the va­ri­ety and sheer num­ber of lo­cal vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions that do so much for our town.

“It was great to give peo­ple a chance to find out more about Che­sham’s vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­tel­li­gently match peo­ple who wished to vol­un­teer, no mat­ter how much time they are able to com­mit. With so many ex­hibitors, there re­ally was some­thing for ev­ery­one.”

Around 200 peo­ple

COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT: (Clock­wise from above) Nick Phillips gives the open­ing speech; Nick Phillips with mayor Peter Hud­son; Chris­tine Jones and Tina Hearn­den of The Theatre Shed; Pip Mick­le­ham, Mo Fayyaz, Mimi Harker and Peter Hud­son; Sian Le Gal­lais, Katy Wade and Lesley Bar­ros at­tended the event and Com­mu­nity Im­pact Bucks high­lighted how the or­gan­i­sa­tion could sup­port vol­un­teers.

Bex Noble, from Che­sham-based Car­diomy­opa­thy UK, said: “It was a re­ally great day – great to see the lo­cal com­mu­nity and thrilled with the num­ber of peo­ple who have vol­un­teered.”

The hope is that Vol­un­teer Che­sham will now be­come an an­nual event cham­pi­oned by each new Che­sham town mayor.

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