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National Volunteering Week 2012
National Volunteering Week runs from 1-7 June and Epilepsy Society would like to thank all its dedicated volunteers for the amazing contribution they make to the lives of people with epilepsy.
The charity has 250 regular volunteers who are estimated to be worth around £320,000 a year to Epilepsy Society. But director of fundraising and marketing, Bridget Gardiner said the real value of the volunteers was the vital face-to-face contact they had with people in the community.
‘Our volunteers provide a friendly face at the point of contact, just when it is needed, whether it is in a hospital clinic, as part of our schools awareness raising programme or helping in one of the residential homes at our Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire,’ said Bridget Gardiner.
‘The work they do is incredible in raising awareness and understanding of epilepsy out in the community and providing much needed support to those with epilepsy, their families and carers. The difference our volunteers make cannot be underestimated.’
Every year 20 million people across the UK devote more than 100 million hours to volunteering.
There are many ways in which you can become involved at Epilepsy Society either through awareness raising, by giving support and information to people with epilepsy at clinics across the country, or by helping out in one of our residential homes at our Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.