Volunteers' Week: IAM RoadSmart CEO recognises commitment from members during June #MonthofCommunity

Posted on 01/06/21 |
IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest independent road safety organisation, is saying a big thank you to its amazing volunteers during Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June).

Tony Greenidge, Chief Executive Officer, “This time last year we were recognising the commitment and dedication of our network of volunteers as restrictions from the first lockdown eased. We didn’t envisage that, a year on, we would only just be starting to re-emerge with on-road coaching. Unfortunately, this is still not across the whole of the UK. One positive the pandemic has provided is the opportunity to strengthen our online courses and webinars which have been beneficial and well received by our members.”

Volunteers Week is the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the thousands of active volunteers who, through their work in local communities across the country, make a significant contribution towards IAM RoadSmart’s charitable mission to reduce the number of people killed and injured on roads in the UK.

Tony continued: “We are so proud and appreciative to all our volunteers who throughout the Coronavirus pandemic have utilised their skills and time in the community to help those in greatest need.”

During this very difficult time our members have turned their hands – and their driving and riding expertise – to activities including local blood runner services, pharmacy deliveries to people shielding at home and joining the NHS Volunteer Responders.

Tony said: “Our volunteers are central to our work to improve driver and rider skills and I have been inspired by the positivity of our members who have been actively seeking out new opportunities to help their communities. 

“I would like to say a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers, on behalf of everyone who has benefited from their coaching and local group activities. I am enormously grateful for the many voluntary hours, the passion and expertise they provide to help others make improvements to their driving and riding. They really are the lifeblood of our organisation.”

Advanced drivers and riders can expect to save money on fuel, insurance and vehicle wear and tear. Using advanced driving and riding techniques can reduce a vehicle’s carbon footprint, improve driver and rider wellbeing, increase enjoyment, and reduce stress on the roads.

IAM RoadSmart will be marking June as the #MonthofCommunity and Volunteers’ Week on social media encouraging members to share stories and in a personal thank you open letter sent to all our 180+ groups from the CEO, Tony Greenidge.

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