Volunteers make a difference
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."
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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."
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For more information on volunteering contact Denise Graham on 01763 243020 or at firstname.lastname@example.org