To coincide with Volunteers’ Week 2011 (1st-7th June) the Volunteer centre is distributing 20,000 Big Thank You postcards around the Borough to give local residents the chance to thank the people who’ve helped them out with shopping, gardening, lifts to work or college or any of the other millions of small acts of kindness that happen from day-to-day.
Grateful people will complete the postcard (front and back) with the name of the person who helped them and what they did. The postcards will then be used to make an online ‘Wall of Thanks’ as a public gesture towards all the unsung local heroes.
Kirsty Palmer, CEO of the Volunteer Centre comments, “In these difficult times, when it seems we’re all being asked to give more and make more sacrifices, we think it’s really important to take a moment to thank those people who make life a little bit brighter. We’re hoping to find sponsorship to make a public exhibition of these thanks so everyone living locally can see how much community spirit there really is.”
Postcards will be distributed around the Borough from the beginning of May, with the online Wall of Thanks going live at the beginning of June.
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020 8960 3722
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