Tonight is the 'Big Thank You' during the BBC Sport Personality of the Year.
Volunteers - where would be be without them?
Tonight during the Sports Personality of the Year we will be thanking people who have volunteered and made a difference.
But, these are everyday people, not sports stars. What might happen if the grass at your local sports club was not cut before every game, the bar was not be open for a quick drink, and no one replaced the toilet paper when it runs out?
The children will have no one to coach them, there will be no one to administer first aid and the kit may go unwashed, litter left and chairs never put back in the right place.
In the dance world ballet buns might not be as great as they could be without the mum who can tame newly washed hair, no one to collect the money for Christmas parties or make the sandwiches for special events. No one to book the halls, sell raffle tickets or make sure the hall is as clean and tidy (if not cleaner) than you found it.
There would be no one to pass on skills, develop training courses or run training days or residential courses.
Who puts out the books, and tidies them away, buys the snacks and puts up the Christmas decorations for the fair?
There would be no Trustees taking on the responsibility of governance, fundraising or the day- to - day running of charity/company.
So, what ever you do, where ever you go, please remember to say a thank you to the person who 'does the stuff' so you can do what you do.
BUT most importantly a very BIG THANK YOU to everyone who comes to my EXTEND or Medau classes, as well as the volunteers at Jewish Care and The Methodist Church in Grange Park, without you, your laughter, smiles and friendship they would not be as much fun as they are!
Exercise With Tracy
EXTEND Exercise and Medau Movement teacher. Keeping the muscles working, the joints mobile and having fun!