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Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga, has today shown his appreciation for the hard work that volunteers across Pakuranga do in service to the community.

“This week is Volunteers Week, and it’s a chance for us all to thank those who give their time and energy to important causes that make a real difference,” says Mr Brown.

“Many organisations that provide important local services rely heavily on volunteers to fulfil their purpose, and make a noticeable difference in the lives of many families and individuals in Pakuranga. This is seen through the work that I do as MP, where we work closely with volunteer organisations like the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Pakuranga Budgeting Service who provide critical advice and support to those most in need.”

To show his appreciation, Simeon spent Friday morning visiting several volunteer organisations and groups around Pakuranga, including the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Pakuranga Budgeting Service, the Salvation Army Family Store, Totara Hospice Shop, the Cancer Society Pre-Loved Boutique, and the St John Opportunity Shop.

“These groups all provide a different yet equally important service, and their dedication is something we should all be thankful for,” says Mr Brown.

“It was greatly encouraging to hear from all the volunteers I met today about what motivates them to do what they do. Some of them have always felt a need to help others, while some are now volunteering for organisations that have helped them in the past and have a strong desire to give back.”

“On behalf of the people of Pakuranga, thank you to all the volunteers who serve our community for your service and dedication in all areas. I look forward to meeting more of you in future and to working alongside you for the benefit of Pakuranga.”

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