17 Mar Message from The Lord-Lieutenant -The Big Help Out, May 8th 2023
Every day in my role as Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, I see the difference that volunteers across the County make.
Whether it is helping with community initiatives, manning ‘warm spaces’, supporting at food hubs, keeping community halls alive, enabling youth groups and sports clubs to happen – I could go on – I have heard many inspirational stories and met many exceptional people.
As part of the King’s Coronation celebrations, the Royal Voluntary Service is encouraging organisations to give everybody the chance to try volunteering for themselves and make a difference in their community.
Monday 8th May is The Big Help Out, local events will take place to highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation.
If you are an organisation that needs volunteer help to support your activities, start planning now for the Big Help out. You could maybe hold an open day with taster sessions?
Organisations can upload their events and volunteering opportunities here for all to see. If you are able to, share your Big Help Out activities on social media too.
If you are an individual who would like to consider lending a hand to an organisation, I know your help will be gratefully received. Time-wise even an hour here and there is a great help.
Look for taster sessions on local social media and from 20th March you will also be able to see what opportunities might be available in your area for you to get involved with on the Big Help Out website. https://thebighelpout.org.uk/
As they say – many hands make light work.
What a fantastic way to be part of such a historic occasion.
With my very best wishes