Re­vi­talise and vol­un­teer­ing

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

THIS month we cel­e­brate Vol­un­teers’ Week and I’d like to take a mo­ment to recog­nise the in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tion of vol­un­teers.

Did your read­ers know it is es­ti­mated that as many as 15.2 mil­lion peo­ple vol­un­teer at least once a month in the UK?

Over the years ex­pe­ri­ence has taught us that there can be many dif­fer­ent rea­sons for some­one want­ing to vol­un­teer, but no mat­ter the rea­son, vol­un­teers are of­ten united in a com­mon goal – their de­sire to make a dif­fer­ence.

I work for Re­vi­talise – an amaz­ing char­ity that pro­vides respite hol­i­days for dis­abled peo­ple and car­ers at our Ju­bilee Lodge respite holiday cen­tre in Chig­well, Es­sex.

We are also proud to run the largest res­i­den­tial vol­un­teer­ing pro­gramme of any UK char­ity, wel­com­ing thou­sands of vol­un­teers ev­ery year from all over the world.

Last year alone, our vol­un­teers gave a to­tal of over 3,000 weeks of their time to pro­vide sup­port to dis­abled peo­ple and car­ers en­joy­ing respite hol­i­days with our char­ity.

Our vol­un­teers work in­cred­i­bly hard to help us to pro­vide our guests with memorable holiday ex­pe­ri­ences and it is thanks to their vi­brancy that we can cre­ate the unique holiday at­mos­phere that so many of our guests have come to know and love.

We are so thank­ful for the sup­port of our vol­un­teers and are proud to of­fer in­spi­ra­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties all year round. If you would like to find out more about Re­vi­talise or if you’re in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a vol­un­teer please visit: www.re­vi­talise. org.uk or call our vol­un­teer team on: 0303 303 0163. Stephanie Stone, Re­vi­talise www.re­vi­talise.org.uk

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