Guernsey Bailiff Richard Collas thanks countless islanders for their voluntary work

June 7th, 2013 by The Association of Guernsey Charities

Guernsey Bailiff Richard Collas on 1 June 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bailiff Richard Collas on 1 June 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bailiff Richard Collas writes “as this year’s Volunteers’ Week draws to a close I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to the countless number of Islanders who, through their voluntary work, play an absolutely crucial role in maintaining cohesion within the community.”

“I am grateful that this week has given us the opportunity learn more about, and to celebrate, the wide range of voluntary and charitable work on the Island.”

“Volunteers are essential in maintaining so many core community services: for young people and the aged, for those suffering from illness or disability and in the running of a multitude of charities and not-for-profit organisations.”

On 8 June 2013 the Voluntary Expo will be taking place in Market Square, St Peter Port from 10 am to 2 pm where 36 groups will have displays about their work in the community.

The generosity of those who give their experience and knowledge to benefit others cannot be overstated.

I am sure that the volunteers themselves find that it is rewarding, sociable and satisfying to help others.

I would encourage everyone who can to be as involved as much as possible, even if just for the occasional an hour or two.

Volunteer Week banner over Smith Street, St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Volunteer Week banner over Smith Street, St Peter Port (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Volunteers’ Week is a UK national campaign supported in Guernsey by The Association of Guernsey Charities, the Guernsey Community Foundation, and Volunteer Guernsey.

 

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