Queen­scourt Hos­pice Column Time to thank our vol­un­teers

Midweek Visiter - - Quuens court -

WHAT is Vol­un­teers Week? Vol­un­teers Week is a time to say thank you for the fan­tas­tic con­tri­bu­tion they make.

Dur­ing the week, hun­dreds of events and cel­e­bra­tions take place across the coun­try, say­ing thank you to vol­un­teers and recog­nis­ing their in­valu­able and di­verse con­tri­bu­tion to the UK.

The an­nual cam­paign, es­tab­lished in 1984, recog­nises the con­tri­bu­tion all those who give their free time make to our com­mu­ni­ties every day.

For many char­i­ties the week will also be a chance to show­case the range of vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties on of­fer.

Fairs and other events will en­cour­age peo­ple to try vol­un­teer­ing for the first time and en­able peo­ple to find out how, through help­ing out, they can make a dif­fer­ence to a cause they are pas­sion­ate about.

Vol­un­teers con­trib­ute an es­ti­mated £22.6bn to the UK econ­omy.

Some 20m peo­ple in the UK help out each year.

There are 165,801 vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions in the UK, many of whom rely on un­paid as­sis­tance.

Lots of vol­un­teer­ing also takes place within the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor.

For ex­am­ple, there are an es­ti­mated three mil­lion peo­ple car­ry­ing out that fun­cion in health and care.

Re­search has found that peo­ple who give their free time are hap­pier, feel bet­ter and live longer!

Here at Queen­scourt our vol­un­teers are vi­tal to the work we do.

With­out them Queen­scourt sim­ply couldn’t of­fer its ser­vices to our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

On a weekly ba­sis Queen­scourt needs 600 of them just to func­tion.

Our an­nual cel­e­bra­tion event is sched­uled for June 13 where we will have the op­por­tu­nity to thank and cel­e­brate our won­der­ful team.

We can never have enough vol­un­teers!

If you think you may have some free time to of­fer us, no mat­ter how lit­tle, please get in touch with our co­or­di­na­tor of vol­un­teers, Katy Pel­low, on 01704 544645 for a chat about how you could sup­port your lo­cal hos­pice.

Through­out the week, look out for some of our vol­un­teers on our Face­book @Queen­scourtHospiceSouth­port, Twit­ter @QCHospice and In­sta­gram @queen­scourthos­pice pages or search for #vol­un­teer­sweek

Mem­bers of the HSBC Busi­ness Spe­cial­ist team for Cheshire and Mersey­side who vol­un­teered their time for Queen­scourt Hos­pice. Vol­un­teers Week cel­e­brates their con­tri­bu­tion to the cause

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