“Anyone who volunteers is a special kind of person. To offer up your free time to help people or animals in need is a selfless act, says NSRI CEO, Ian Wienburg.
“At NSRI, our volunteers take it one step further. They do not sign up for ‘two hours on a Thursday’ – they commit to NSRI and agree to make themselves available to go at any time, any place, any how. They prioritise the needs of a stranger – so they will leave a business meeting or their brother’s wedding or their daughter’s first ballet show. Not only this – but in addition, they agree to risk their lives. They will head to sea in the worst conditions – when everyone else is heading for home and battening down the hatches.
“So this holiday, spare a thought for these incredible people. All 980 of them.”