Thanksgiving service for North Norfolk Volunteers

Chairman of North Norfolk District Council John Lee, hosted a celebration and thanksgiving service at Cromer Church on Sunday.

Cllr Lee expressed the importance of a unified support across the board for all the volunteers, who selflessly work throughout the year to ensure vital services and events, including: Cromer Carnival and The Crab and Lobster Festival.

He said: “Volunteering is the very thread that runs through our society. Volunteers are the glue that binds our communities together – without them there would be no community.”

Among those being honoured was Mundesley Volunteer Inshore Lifeboat Ltd. Secretary Pam Tidd explained that she’d been involved with the lifeboat since 1979.

The lifeboat isn’t RNLI funded, so it’s funded by the public. Pam added: “The community is very generous with its support.”

Other groups recognised included, Cromer Christmas Lights volunteers, Victim Support and About with Friends.

Cromer Sea scouts and the RNLI were present, Richard Leeds LOM Cromer RNLI made a speech before members from the Royal British Legion introduced a new standard.

The afternoon concluded with the National Anthem .