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MSP PAYS TRIBUTE TO LOCALS AS VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK KICKS OFF
Local MSP Clare Haughey has paid tribute to volunteers who have helped the NHS and local communities as Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) kicks off.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution and work of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help others.
During this pandemic, volunteers have signed up to help in record numbers through the Scotland Cares initiative – over 53,000 in one month – joining the thousands of people who were already helping, either with one of Scotland’s many voluntary and community sector groups, or informally with neighbours.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey said:
“Volunteers’ Week gives us a chance to celebrate the contributions of volunteers who have made such a huge difference to their local areas.
“Many people across Rutherglen and Cambuslang have taken on Covid-19 related volunteering roles to help communities deal with the many consequences of the coronavirus, and it’s more important than ever to show our appreciation for their hard work.
“I want to say a massive thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped the NHS and our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, and all those who gave up their time beforehand too.”
Date published: 1st June 2020