So many unpaid heroes but do you remember these photos?
So many unpaid heroes but do you remember these photos?

Paying tribute to Hartlepool's volunteer army with 9 archive photos - from beach cleaners to the RNLI and poppy sellers

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

Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 3:34 pm

These unsung stars are the people who deserve the credit for their outstanding contributions to everything from food banks to clean beaches, and the RNLI to feeding the needy at Christmas.

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.

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