James Frith, MP for Bury North, is joining with local charities’ and voluntary groups to celebrate local volunteers as part of Volunteers’ Week 2018. From trustees or campaigners to carers and fundraisers, volunteers make a huge and unique contribution to their local community, and Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to thank them.
“Volunteers’ Week is a chance to recognise that however volunteers give their time or skills, their contribution makes a huge difference to their community. Many brilliant local community organisations rely on volunteers and it is right that they are recognised for their outstanding contributions.”
Almost 12 million people volunteer at least once a month in the UK. Fundraising and running events are the most popular volunteering activities, with sports organisations and groups, followed closely by hobby and social clubs, being the most popular places to volunteer.