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07.06.2021

Thank you and goodbye as Volunteers Week ends!

Join us at our special coffee morning at 1 pm Monday 7th June as we round off Volunteers week.

We couldn’t work as we do without the support of our fantastic volunteers who freely give their time to help ensure the work we do matters.

From all our team at Healthwatch Staffordshire,  thank you to all our Volunteers for your hard work and dedication over what has been a very difficult year.

We look forward to continuing our work with you as we move forward in 2021.

To join our coffee morning:

https://zoom.us/j/94932190767?pwd=WWV0c2lOZ294TzlNbW1vMFdScFVTQT09

Meeting ID: 949 3219 0767

Passcode: 526925

As we say thank you we look back on our Chief Executive Officer’s message during Volunteers week.

This Volunteers’ Week we are encouraging everyone to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers! During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year.

Despite the restrictions coronavirus has placed on our daily lives, volunteers and charities have been active through lockdowns and new waves of restrictions to support people, their communities and local environments.

We want to recognise all of those who have continued delivering vital work as volunteers over the past 12 months but also all those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of the pandemic.

Volunteers are always active in the heart of every UK community. They are behind many of the services we all rely on. Some are now volunteering online from home, others in person with a local charity or organisation. Their crucial contribution has not stopped, despite the uncertain times we find ourselves in, and will continue as an important part of the nation’s recovery.

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering. However, the coronavirus pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by Britain’s volunteers. That is why, on this 37th annual #VolunteersWeek and during the #MonthofCommunity, it’s time to say: thank you, volunteers! 

Simon Fogell

Chief Executive Officer

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