VOL­UN­TEERS AP­PEAL

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews - Stephanie Stone Re­vi­talise

THIS month we’re cel­e­brat­ing Make A Dif­fer­ence Day – a chance for vol­un­teers from around the na­tion to come to­gether for a com­mon cause: to im­prove the lives of oth­ers.

We are in­cred­i­bly lucky to wel­come thou­sands of vi­brant vol­un­teers to our char­ity ev­ery year, and I’d like to take a moment to tell your read­ers why we couldn’t do with­out them.

I work for Re­vi­talise – an amaz­ing char­ity that pro­vides respite hol­i­days for dis­abled peo­ple and car­ers at our Sand­pipers respite hol­i­day cen­tre in South­port. Our guests have al­ways – and will al­ways – be right at the heart of what we do and in many ways our vol­un­teers are our magic in­gre­di­ent.

In the last year alone, our won­der­ful vol­un­teers donated 3,467 weeks of their time to live in and sup­port our guests at Sand­pipers and two other ac­ces­si­ble UK hol­i­day cen­tres.

Whether our guests would like to get out and about to do some ex­plor­ing on one of our ex­cur­sions, to make the most of our party nights or if they’d sim­ply pre­fer to spend time re­lax­ing at our cen­tres – there’s one thing we can al­ways count on to make each moment mem­o­rable – our vol­un­teers.

And, for ev­ery­thing our vol­un­teers give, we aim to en­sure they gain just ● as much in re­turn.

From im­prov­ing at­ti­tudes to in­spir­ing our vol­un­teers to play a more ac­tive role in their com­mu­ni­ties, many agreed they had changed for the bet­ter, both per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally.

So why not pledge to make a dif­fer­ence this month and join the thou­sands of other vi­brant vol­un­teers mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties?

To find out more about Re­vi­talise or the vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties we have wait­ing for you, please visit: www.re­vi­talise.org.uk or call 0303 303 0145. Thank you.

Hal­ton mayor Alan Lowe

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