Volunteers make a difference

PUBLISHED: 16:29 31 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

Volunteers from Royston doing their bit for the community outside of Royston Hospital

Volunteers from Royston doing their bit for the community outside of Royston Hospital

VOLUNTEERS from Royston made a difference last week and took part in the UK s biggest volunteering exercise. In conjunction with Make a Difference Day 2006 members of the Royston Volunteer Centre and Royston TimeBank celebrated the national campaign and v

VOLUNTEERS from Royston made a difference last week and took part in the UK's biggest volunteering exercise.

In conjunction with Make a Difference Day 2006 members of the Royston Volunteer Centre and Royston TimeBank celebrated the national campaign and visited elderly members of the community.

Elderly patients at Royston Hospital were given a treat as volunteers of all ages arrived for a fun packed day of activities that included planting a number of bulbs.

Volunteer Centre Manager for Royston and District, Denise Graham said: "Volunteers really do make a difference to both organisations and the lives of other people. This is a chance to give something back to their community, have fun and make new friends and have the satisfaction of helping others."

More than 100,000 people donated their time to helping others as this years Make a Difference Day continued its success of previous years. It is believed that 70 per cent of these people will continue with long-term volunteering.

Mrs Graham added: "The event brightened up the lives of the patients not only by having an afternoon of activity, fun and friendship but by creating a lasting reminder of the day when the flowers bloom in the Spring, which will bring even more brightness to their lives."

For more information on volunteering contact Denise Graham on 01763 243020 or at info@roystonvolunteer.org


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