One way in which people can show their love for West Norfolk is through volunteering.
This is the message from Community Action Norfolk, a leading charity which supports the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Norfolk.
Community Action Norfolk, which is a key partner in the #lovewestnorfolk campaign, says that there are over 1,000 voluntary and community sector organisations currently based in the West Norfolk CCG area, some 600 of which are registered charities.
Which means that West Norfolk benefits from an abundance of volunteers who are making a difference to many good causes – as well as numerous more opportunities for volunteering.
Jo Maule, Locality Manager for Community Action Norfolk said: “West Norfolk is blessed with hundreds of home-grown voluntary organisations that do amazing things to show their love for West Norfolk. Every person who volunteers in our community helps make sure it is a great place to live for as many people as possible.
“To these local heroes we want to say a huge thank you. Through this fantastic campaign we would also love to see more local people pledge to show their love for West Norfolk through volunteering, however much time they are able to spare.”
In West Norfolk, about 8% of the population in the Borough of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk engage in voluntary work, meaning that many people are already involved with good causes in the community.
Jo added: “Volunteering is hugely beneficial – both to the charity which is able to access the skills and knowledge and support which the individual is providing, and to the volunteer who can learn new skills, meet new people, and really feel that they are making a difference in their community.
“People in West Norfolk have always shown such generosity with their time. If anyone is thinking about how they can show their love for West Norfolk, we would highly recommend volunteering.”
Anyone wishing to know more can find information about local volunteering opportunities locally on the Ask Lily volunteering page: http://asklily.org.uk/kb5/westnorfolk/cd/community.page?communitychannel=8 Further information about opportunities across Norfolk and support is also available from Voluntary Norfolk https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/volunteering/