A big thank you for volunteers

Volunteers at the James Herriot Museum
Volunteers at the James Herriot Museum

The World of James Herriot is joining forces with Thirsk Volunteer Centre to celebrate the work of local volunteers.

Together they are hosting a historical walk around the market town followed by a tour of the Herriot museum as part of the nationally celebrated Volunteers Week running from Wednesday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 7.

More than 30 people are expected on the outing which will be led by local historian, Jennifer Ellison. The walk sets off from the museum at 1.30pm on Sunday,June 5, ending up with refreshments in the garden served up by the Vale of Mowbray Guides.

“Volunteering is crucial to the local community and The World of James Herriot has a loyal team that help to show visitors around,” said Sal Billany, Co-ordinator of the Thirsk Volunteer Centre.

“This event gives us a chance to thank all volunteers. They make such a difference to so many people in a huge number of ways, whether it’s befriending an elderly person, helping out in a charity shop or working for the environment.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering should contact the Volunteer Centre in Thirsk on 01845 523115 or call into the office at 14a Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1LB.