You make the difference! Volunteers’ Week (1—7 June) is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. More than 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and volunteers contribute to an estimated £22.6bn to the UK economy! People who volunteer make an invaluable contribution to society and make a significant difference to the work of the Dyspraxia Foundation.
Our thanks to the Trustees who volunteer to provide the vision and strategic development of charity and work closely with the Hitchin Team. To our network of Local Co-ordinators and Telephone Contacts; often parents of children with dyspraxia or adults with dyspraxia who offer their time where it is needed most – in the community. To our advisors who add to the strength of the charity by volunteering to advise on health, education, employment and adult issues, literature and leaflets, professional journals and research and answer queries from the Helpline Service. The Helpline, of course could not survive without a bank of trained volunteers who give their time to answer calls between 9 – 1, Mon – Fri and answer email enquires via the website. With only a small admin team in Hitchin, the administration of the charity relies heavily on volunteers to manage the shop, input data and help with mailings.
Finally, our thanks to the vital contribution made by those who help raise awareness and choose to join as a member, become a Friend of Dyspraxia and donate funds through a wide range of sponsored events, too numerous to mention here. Thank you all!