Mark takes to the shop floor for Barnado's

November 3, 2010 4:18 PM
Mark with Cllr Pam King at Barnado's

Mark with Cllr Pam King at Barnado's

Last Saturday 30th November local MP Mark Hunter left his day job behind and took to the shop floor in a bid to encourage more people to volunteer for Barnardo's on Cheadle High Street.

Mr Hunter spoke with local volunteers and rolled up his sleeves to work at the Barnardo's shop in Cheadle village as part of national Make a Difference Day.

Make a Difference Day is on Saturday 30 October 2010, and tens of thousands of would-be volunteers across the UK are giving up their time between 23 October to 6 November 2010 in support of local charities.

Barnardo's has more than 6,000 volunteers who work in the charity's retail department ensuring vital funds are raised to support vulnerable children, young people and families.

Commenting, Mark said:

"The afternoon was a success - it was great to get a taste of the work that so many thousands of volunteers carry out day-in-day-out. The funds they raise go such a long way and, like so many charities, Barnado's simply could not operate in the way they do without this vital support."

"Barnado's is an excellent, well-run charity and there are few more worthy causes than helping the polite of children in great need of support."

Make a Difference Day is an annual event organised by UK volunteering charity, Community Service Volunteers (CSV). It encourages people to get a taster experience of volunteer work. It is also an ideal opportunity to meet other people in your local area and make a big difference to your local community. MPs across the UK have signed up to the Make a Difference Day initiative by showing their commitment to volunteering.

Those unable to give time to CSV Make a Difference Day can still participate by donating quality goods to a shop or by supporting Barnardo's volunteer charity collectors.

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