Groups put out plea at vol­un­teers day

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

CHE­SHAM Town Hall will be filled with vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions on Satur­day for Vol­un­teer Che­sham.

If you think you might be in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, drop in to the town hall be­tween 11.30am and 3pm and browse the stalls to see what the dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions do and what op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able.

With nearly 40 or­gan­i­sa­tions present, there should be some­thing to in­ter­est ev­ery­one, from health re­lated or­gan­i­sa­tions like Bucks Vi­sion and Car­diomy­opa­thy UK to youth groups such as the Che­sham Girl Guides and the Amer­sham & Che­sham Air Cadets.

There will also be en­vi­ron­men­tal groups like Che­sham in Bloom and Che­sham En­vi­ron­men­tal Group, her­itage or­gan­isa- tions like the Friends of Che­sham Ceme­tery, theatre groups in­clud­ing Che­sham Theatre Com­pany and some lo­cal char­ity shops, such as Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion and Sue Ry­der.

Vol­un­teers from Theatre Shed, the mayor’s char­ity, will be serv­ing home­made cakes, along with tea and cof­fee, to help raise funds for their in­clu­sive theatre work.

Town Mayor Emily Cul­ver­house said “When I talk to peo­ple from lo­cal groups and ask them what one thing they re­ally need, the an­swer is al­most al­ways more vol­un­teers. This is the perfect op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to dis­cover the wide diver­sity of vol­un­teer­ing roles in Che­sham. Please do come along and see what cap­tures your in­ter­est.”

Hazel Fin­ney, lead for vol­un­teer­ing at Com­mu­nity Im­pact Bucks, said, “We are re­ally ex­cited to be in­volved in another Vol­un­teer Che­sham event – it’s a fan­tas­tic way of bring­ing to­gether many of the lo­cal char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups with res­i­dents in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about vol­un­teer­ing.

“Vol­un­teer­ing comes in all shapes and sizes – there lit­er­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­one, whether you have a lit­tle, or a lot, of time to spare.”

More in­for­ma­tion about the day and vol­un­teer­ing in Che­sham can be found at http://www.che­sham. gov.uk/Vol­un­teer.aspx.

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