Richard belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Richard is an Advanced Technician with the Ambulance Service. He joined the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade in 1993 and is a Section Leader.
Richard was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 18 January 2006. The interview took place at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and lasted 12 minutes and 17 seconds.
The importance of volunteering with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
"I think itís a sense of belonging to something thatís helpful"
I think itís a sense of belonging to something thatís helpful. I mean my fatherís had 30 years at sea in the Merchant Navy, and thankfully heís never been in serious problems or serious collisions- he had a minor run in with a Japanese fishing boat, but I think with having that background and also living so close to the coast that I thought when it was offered, I thought it was a worthwhile thing to be involved in. And I think itís just a sense of belonging to something worthwhile, and then not having to be paid for it is, we all want to do it because we want to help people. And itís a good bond, a good, good, a good community to be part of.
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