Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service thanks volunteers for 'invaluable contributions'

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are thanking volunteers for their ‘invaluable contribution’. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are thanking volunteers for their ‘invaluable contribution’.

THEY are responsible for helping citizens in their time of need, but now Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has thanked volunteers for their ‘invaluable contribution’.

Last week (June 1-7) marked the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week – an annual celebration to thank thousands of people across the country.

Prevention area manager, Stew Adamson, said: “Volunteers’ Week is a great opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate volunteers and the incredible contribution they make to our community. Volunteers are an integral part of our society - they help deliver our services in the most effective way, making life safer for our community.

“The magic of volunteering is that it is a two-way relationship. So alongside the contribution to our local communities, volunteers also benefit tremendously from the experience – learning new skills, getting back into paid work, improving physical or mental well-being, or simply meeting interesting people and having fun.”

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