A dozen fire service volunteers joined a march through Rotherham town centre this week, in celebration of their service to local people.
The walk, organised by Voluntary Action Rotherham, attracted support from businesses and individuals along the route. More than 200 people who volunteer for a variety of local organisations joined the walk to mark National Volunteers’ Week.
Volunteers contribute to the work of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) in a variety of ways, including supporting community safety events, schools work and helping to deliver educational scenarios for the thousands of children who visit Lifewise Centre, Rotherham each year.
Sue Butler, volunteers coordinator at SYFR, said: “This is overdue recognition not just for those volunteers who give up their time to make their communities safer by working with the fire service, but for the many thousands of volunteers from across Rotherham who are helping local people on a daily basis.”