On behalf of the Borough of Eastleigh the Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton has paid tribute, through an open letter, to the people who work in the NHS and other emergency services in the borough and across the country to mark national Emergency Services Day on Thursday 9 September.
To our Emergency Services
On behalf of the Borough of Eastleigh I am honoured to pay tribute to the people who work and volunteer in the NHS and other emergency services in the borough and across the country as we mark Emergency Services Day on Thursday 9 September 2021.
I know just how highly our hard-working emergency services are regarded and I would like to place on record our sincere appreciation for the two million people who work and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services. This has been especially highlighted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic when the demands placed upon our emergency services have significantly increased.
All of our emergency services do a magnificent job in helping, supporting and protecting people every day. On behalf of the Borough we wholeheartedly thank them for the amazing work they do, from those putting their life at risk on the frontline to all the staff and volunteers that do crucial work in the background.”
We also recognise the important work of the volunteers who are also an essential part of the emergency services that help keep us safe. 999 volunteer roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.
I wish all our emergency services employees and volunteers well for the future as they continue with their amazing work.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton