2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when we join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK. With this year’s theme of ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ we hope to encourage people to be the change that we want to see and get involved in volunteering in whatever way works for them.
The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole has never been more important.
John Broadfoot, CEO of SOS Kit Aid said “Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and recognise the fantastic contribution our volunteers make. Thanks to their hard work, we have made a huge difference.” He went on to say, “We have recycled over £8 million worth of quality rugby kit from UK rugby clubs and schools. This is enough kit to enable over a quarter of a million disadvantaged youngsters in over 60 emerging rugby countries around the world to play rugby. And, on top of that, we’ve saved over 1500 tonnes of harmful Co2 emissions, and prevented over 250 tonnes of rugby kit hitting UK landfill sites. So, a huge thank you to all our volunteers.”
SOS Kit Aid is always on the look out for more volunteers, if you are interested in helping to make a difference, please contact John Broadfoot on 07968 147022.