Getting behind Volunteer Week

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Trustpower Oamaru is taking part in Volunteer Week by providing help to the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust.

“With your contribution and my contribution, the people will live” is the theme behind this year’s Volunteer Week.

Trustpower Oamaru will complete a general tidy-up along the Victorian Precinct area and weed some of the gardens in the vicinity.

Trustpower community relations representative Emily Beaton said it was great to see Oamaru taking part in Volunteer Week.

“We are pleased to be able to help the Oamaru community in any way we can. It’s for a fantastic cause to help volunteers and get them noticed, but also to play our part in the community,” Miss Beaton said.

“We saw Volunteer Week as a good opportunity to volunteer our services to the community for the morning.”

Volunteer Week is being run in conjunction with The Trustpower Community Awards, which are being announced soon.

“It’s about being part of a fun and productive day, giving back to the community, as well as shedding light on the wonderful things voluntary groups do in all of our communities,” Miss Beaton said.

“It also gives our colleagues the chance to be part of what the Trustpower Community Awards celebrates, which is hard-working, talented, generous voluntary and community organisations throughout New Zealand.”

A volunteer clean-up was scheduled to take part in Oamaru last year, but after it rained on more than one occasion, the event was cancelled.

Trust Power worker Aimee Lang said it would be good to finally be able to help, following last year’s disappointment.

“We are looking forward to helping, even if it is only for a short time and involves picking up weeds.”

They will be volunteering this Saturday morning until about lunchtime.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY