This week, people across the UK are celebrating local heroes that selflessly give their time and share their knowledge, skills and expertise to help others.
Volunteers’ Week, which is run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, gives individuals and organisations the chance to thank and pay tribute to their volunteers, and as Chief Executive of a charity which benefits from the amazing support of so many local people, I wanted to say thank you too.
At St Ann’s, we’re incredibly fortunate to be supported by an army of more than 700 fantastic individuals from around Greater Manchester who selflessly give their time to help us and our patients.
These local heroes gave St Ann’s a staggering 73,304 hours of their time last year, which is phenomenal – we simply couldn’t continue to carry out all of our services without their support.
From working in our shops, to managing our coffee shop, from supporting teams with everything from finance and fundraising help, to assisting our staff on the to help ensure our patients have exactly what they need, volunteers help in almost every area of our charity.
We’re so grateful to them for everything they do for St Ann’s, and I’d like to thank them, and also all of the other people across Greater Manchester who selflessly give their time to support local causes. Your help really does make a huge difference, and we can’t thank you enough.