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Puts skills to use by volunteering
11:30am Monday 15th October 2012 in Letters
Sir.-I am urging the nation to share their professional skills and passions to support local charities, community groups and clubs.
It’s vital that we support these groups with our skills in a bid to help them survive during difficult economic times. I volunteer across the nation supporting community groups and young people who are interested in my passions such as music, railways and trains. I know first-hand the difference it makes to their lives.
After-school and sports clubs, small charities and community groups urgently need people to share their skills and passion to help them survive. From web design, marketing or accountancy to a personal passion for photography, gardening or music – everyone has a skill they can use to help others.
This year’s Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 27, is the nation’s biggest single day of volunteering and we need you to start thinking about how to share your skills to benefit your local community. Nearly a million people have taken part so far.
You can register for CSV Make a Difference Day.
Get in touch now by visiting www.csv.org.uk/difference or calling freephone 0800 284 533.
–Pete Waterman, CSV Make a Difference Day, c/o CSV (Community Service Volunteers), Pentonville Road, London.