Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South is joining forces with pop mogul, Pete Waterman, to encourage people throughout Nottingham South to give their time to benefit the local community as part of CSV Make a Difference Day, the biggest single day of volunteering on Saturday 30 October 2010.
Lilian Greenwood will be volunteering in the Barnardos charity shop on Angel Gate in Nottingham.
Lilian Greenwood said:
“As a supporter of CSV Make a Difference Day, I am encouraging people in Nottingham South to do something to benefit our community. No matter how big or small – make a cup of tea for a lonely neighbour, dig out those weeds and plant flowers in the community park, or help at the local homeless shelter. I’ve seen the positive changes a little volunteering can help impact the local community.”
Pete Waterman said:
“This is the 15th Make a Difference Day organised by CSV, the UK’s leading volunteering charity. More than half a million people have taken part so far. I want family and friends to spend time together and volunteer a little to benefit their local community.”
This year's CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK's biggest single day of volunteering, is on Saturday 30th October with events taking place from 23rd October to 7th November. Each year tens of thousands of people turn their minds to benefit others in the community; they bake cakes for nursing homes, create allotments in schools, tidy isolated neighbours' gardens, put on theatrical performances and visit patients in hospitals – to give a few examples.