A selection of the volunteer stars who do so much good in Hartlepool and East Durham.
A selection of the volunteer stars who do so much good in Hartlepool and East Durham.

Paying tribute to Wearside's volunteer army with nine archive photos - from charity shop workers to supporting the RNLI

Let’s hear it for the volunteer heroes who do so much good work in the communities of Sunderland and County Durham.

By Chris Cordner
Saturday, 4th December 2021, 4:55 am

These unsung stars are the people who deserve the credit for their outstanding contributions to everything from running charity shops to organising Christmas dinners.

It’s an apt time to put the world’s unpaid army in the spotlight as it will be International Volunteers Day on December 5.

It is a chance to celebrate volunteers and the organisations that they work for.

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the heroes closer to home with these 9 archive reminders of the work they do.

It is a chance to celebrate volunteers and the organisations that they work for.

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