TV presenter Steve Rider opens Maidenhead's first Volunteer Day

TV presenter Steve Rider opens Maidenhead's first Volunteer Day

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Nick Mayo

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TV presenter Steve Rider opens Maidenhead's first Volunteer Day

The first Volunteer Day in Maidenhead proved a success.

A total of 33 different organisations had stalls in the former Waterstone's shop in the Nicholsons Centre on Saturday.

The event, organised by the Maidenhead Lions, was an opportunity for people to see what volunteering opportunities are available in and around Maidenhead and how they can help.

Television sport presenter Steve Rider did the opening honours.

He said last summer's Olympics had shown how rewarding volunteering could be.

"This is like a trade fair for volunteering opportunities. It is a really good idea because people are looking for such a different variety of things," said Steve.

"Volunteering is a two-way thing as it opens up whole new social circles, it opens up friendships.

"It is a bit more than sticking a couple of pounds in a tin, which is still very necessary."

Among the charities and other organisations there were Braywick Heath Nurseries, Thames Valley Police, Windsor Horse Rangers, Save The Children and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

A range of volunteers are being sought who can provide everything from a few hours of their time a month to a few hours a day.

Scroll through a gallery of photos from the Volunteer Day above.

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