Coming together to find new volunteers
Mayor’s event will bring groups under one roof
GETTING STUCK IN: Chesham town mayor Cllr Peter Hudson has organised a special event to help community groups recruit volunteers CHESHAM charities will be able to recruit some much needed volunteers thanks to the town’s mayor organising a special event.
More than 50 local voluntary and community organisations have signedup to exhibit at Volunteer Chesham at Chesham Town Hall on Saturday, September 12.
The event, open to the public from noon to 2pm, will take over the whole of Chesham Town Hall, including both floors and in all rooms.
Volunteer Chesham aims to unite potential volunteers and voluntary organisations under one roof. Chesham’s mayor Peter Hudson pledged to make promoting volunteer groups a priority during his mayoral year.
Mr Hudson said: “I’m really excited that Volunteer Chesham is becoming a reality and am delighted with the response from local voluntary organisations who are keen to be involved. I’m really hoping that everyone in Chesham will embrace this rare opportunity to have a large number of Chesham related voluntary organisations all under one roof and to find out more about what they do and how fulfilling it can be to volunteer locally.”
The event is being supported by Community Impact Bucks, the county’smainorganisation for supporting and coordinating volunteering, and its chief executive Nick Phillips will give a brief talk at 11am on the day to voluntary organisations and volunteers alike on how it can support them.
Mr Hudson is also hoping to raise some cash for his mayoral charities Dreamflight, SPACE and The Chesham Sick Poor Fun through a cake sale.
Last week he took to social media to appeal for volunteers to bake some cakes to be sold on the day at a low cost, along with tea and coffee.
Ten volunteers have already offered to bake and donate cakes for the event. All funds raised from the sales of the cakes will go to the mayoral charities.
Mr Hudson is urging other volunteers keen to bake or donate cakes to get in touch with him by calling 07557 819 732, email phudson@chiltern. gov.uk or Tweet @ CheshamMayor.