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Celebrating Communities Posted on 18 May 2020

Despite the difficulties we are all facing at the moment there are thousands of people who are stepping up to help one another in lots of different ways, from delivering food parcels to the elderly and collecting essential mediation for those who are shielding, to fundraising for local charities or making scrubs for NHS staff.

Across North Warwickshire there are around 2,500 community organisations who operate year round to deliver amazing services and support to others. During this time of crisis it’s more vital than ever that our volunteers get the support and recognition they deserve for the crucial work they are doing.

Every year, in the first week of June, Warwickshire CAVA, Warwickshire County Council and North Warwickshire Borough Council celebrate Volunteers' Week, which is the UK's biggest annual celebration of volunteering. Unfortunately this year we have had to postpone the Volunteer Awards, but we still want to recognise all the hard work people are doing and showcase how people are finding new and innovative ways to help others, including online and remote volunteering!

We are creating a campaign and we need your help - quickly! We’ll be creating the story of Warwickshire communities, so if you or someone you know has been helping others in the community at any time over the past 12 months we want to see and hear about it.

Please:

  • send us a photograph or a video (no more than 10 seconds) of your community work in action, or a quote (no more than 20 words) about the difference helping other people makes;
  • make sure you have the relevant permission from those in the images before sharing them with us;
  • email these to communitydevelopment@northwarks.gov.uk by Sunday 24th May 2020.
  • Please make sure you state your Borough or district and the name of the group
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