Com­ing to­gether to find new vol­un­teers

Mayor’s event will bring groups un­der one roof

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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