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