Saying a big ‘Thank You’ to our volunteers

31st May 2016

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9 billion to the UK economy.*

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Behind these big numbers is a big contribution, and that’s worthy of a big celebration and a big thank you.

So, for Volunteers’ Week, 1 to 12 June, we’d like to say the biggest of big thank yous to all our lovely volunteers, who make such an important contribution to our work through raising vital funds and awareness of this devastating disease.

Volunteers’ Week recognises the difference these shining examples make, and will hopefully inspire others to get involved too.

Tammy Williams, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “Our volunteers are, quite simply, invaluable to us.

“You work as part of a fantastic team across the UK and we simply couldn’t do what we do without your ongoing support, generosity and inspiration – we’re so grateful to you all, thank you.”

The difference you make

Because of our volunteers we are louder with our awareness messages, reaching more people who need us, making change happen, funding more research and, above all, getting closer to making our goal, where no one dies from meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need, a reality.

“By giving a little of your time, you can help us to help those affected by meningitis today,”  Tammy added.”Just a few hours a month can make an amazing difference.”

There are many ways to get involved:

Raise awareness - spread lifesaving awareness by distributing leaflets and symptoms cards, running an awareness stand at a fete or hospital, or giving a talk to a local school, office or university.

Event support - represent us at an event near you, or at a national event. Display banners and posters to help promote events.

Raise funds - attend cheque presentations, carry out a street collection or a supermarket bag pack. Distribute collection tins in your area.

Administrative support - volunteer to make sure our volunteers get the back-up they need to make the most of their support.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering opportunities with Meningitis Now in your area please get in touch with Tammy on tammyw@meningitisnow.org or call her on 01453 768007.


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