A village is to celebrate the vital work of volunteering at a special get together and church service.
Canon John Fellows of West Wratting says ordinary village life depends on people helping each other and doing things together.
“Some of the small things are vitally important to the community,” he said.
“Things like picking up litter from footpaths and cutting back overhanging branches are very important.
“Volunteering is a huge part of our lives in the church, of course. There are many local groups such as the Over 60s club, the Tune ful Tots an many more.
“Also many local people belong to national organisations, such as the Samaritans and Riding for the Disabled.
“It’s all going on busily below the surface.
“Every community depends far more than it realises on the hidden and unsung work of volunteers.”
West Wratting, like many villages, holds fetes and shows,
A search on the village website http://westwratting.org.uk/ reveals a host of activities and clubs from books to bridge to football and zumba.
West Wratting is Celebrating Volunteering on Saturday, September 28 in St Andrew’s Church between 11am and 3pm.
All are invited to see how much is going on, share experiences, network and bring and share lunch at 12.30pm. A themed service will be held at 10.45am on the Sunday.