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Commissioner Says Big Thank You

Paddy with Volunteer Certificates

Paddy Tipping Signs the Certificates being sent to the Volunteers

Commissioner says a big ‘thank you’

The volunteers who give up their time to help policing in Nottinghamshire are being personally thanked by PCC Paddy Tipping this week to mark national Volunteers Week.

Mr Tipping is sending a signed certificate to each of the people who volunteer to help his Office to show his appreciation of their contribution.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place between June 1 and 7. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the country.

Thirty four individuals are currently undertaking a number of different roles including custody visitors, animal welfare lay visitors and mystery shoppers. 

The Commissioner said: “Volunteers make a big difference to policing in the county.  In addition to those who have volunteered to help the work carried out by my office, there are many people also volunteering with the force.  Some of these have been out with my Deputy and me this week as we have been on ‘Walkabout’ in different communities.

“The contribution volunteers make to policing in Nottinghamshire must not be underestimated and I would like to thank every one involved for all they do to support the organisation and local communities.”

Anyone interested in volunteering with either the Commissioner’s office or Nottinghamshire Police can find out more by visiting the Commissioner’s website at http://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Get-Involved/Volunteering/Volunteering.aspx or the Force’s site at http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/volunteer

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EDITORS NOTE:
Volunteers’ Week is run by voluntary sector champions NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

It aims to showcase the various volunteering roles available and provide taster sessions as well as boost recruitment levels.  For more information visit:http://volunteersweek.org/

Media enquiries:  Sallie Blair 01283 821012
Posted on Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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