Making a Difference for National Volunteers Week

Making a Difference for National Volunteers Week

As part of National Volunteers Week (3-9 June 2024), colleagues dedicated their time to give something back.

Ten employees visited our charity of the year, Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, in Ramsbottom to help out for the day.

After a tour of the grounds from the manager Karen, they organised donations for the charity shop, packed away a donation of food, tackled some weeding in the gardens and did two dog walks.

Bleakholt aims to provide the best possible care and welfare to many animals in need and rescues more than 1,300 dogs, cats and small animals a year and rehomes them.

National Volunteers Week is a chance to recognise and celebrate volunteers for all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector, and society as a whole.

In Nottingham, volunteers from Jigsaw, the Netherfield Children’s Centre and the Netherfield Forum were treated to a delicious afternoon tea prepared by staff at the St George’s Centre to recognise their amazing contributions to the local community.

Our Jigsaw volunteers are part of our One Step at a Time project and help befriend residents in our Over 55’s schemes who may feel isolated or want additional support.