IAM RoadSmart’s Interim CEO, Antony Kildare is paying tribute to the active volunteers who, through their work in local communities across the country, make a significant contribution towards IAM RoadSmart’s charitable mission to reducing the number of people killed and injured on UK roads.
Antony Kildare said: “Our incredible members and volunteers have consistently supported us, including through the pandemic, and have been a constant source of help, encouragement, friendship – and have built an active community of people striving to deliver our mission. Our volunteers are our very life essence and remain at the heart of our charity, whilst delivering our charitable purpose of continually improving road safety and being a force for good with motoring skills advancement at our core.
“This week being Volunteers Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and thank all those whose commitment and contribution as a volunteer really makes a difference to our work, whether that’s a Group Chair or Secretary, our Observers and Examiners or our Trustees – IAM RoadSmart wouldn’t be the organisation it is without them. Our network of volunteers deliver our objectives and help raise awareness of our great charity.
“Our Trustees too are volunteers who bring an amazing range of relevant skills, experience and backgrounds to our charity. Like all our volunteers, they are deeply committed to our mission and purpose and give their time generously and freely. I must also thank our Trustees who volunteer their skills and time unreservedly to assist me and the wider team. They help us navigate through the many unexpected challenges impacting on our communities. Growing and diversifying our volunteering community and membership base is always a key focus for us as this encourages freshness, opportunity for all and organisational health. At IAM RoadSmart we are committed to engaging an even more diverse membership network that represents all road users and truly reflects our rich heritage and future ambitions.
“Through the pandemic we saw our volunteers help those who were isolated, unwell, and experiencing challenges all through building connections. We really couldn’t do it without you, so thank you!”