FENLANDER: Volunteer Centre bus attracts stream of people eager to find out more

THE organisers said they wanted “a busload of volunteers” - and that’s exactly what they got when they parked their double decker bus in Sainsbury’s car park in March last week.

The bus attracted a steady stream of people eager to find out more about the volunteering opportunities on offer from at least 10 charities and other organisations that were on board.

The visit was part of a tour organised by Volunteering Cambridgeshire and Peterborough during National Volunteers Week.

Annette Houghton, manger of the Volunteer Centre in Wisbech, said: “We’ve been incredibly busy all day. Lots of people have come in expressing interest and really keen to get involved. It’s helped to raise our profile and demonstrate the range of opportunities that are available.

“We’re always happy for more organisations to come on board - we’re especially keen to work with some more sporting ones.

“I’d like to thank all the organisations, volunteers and trustees for their help and support on the day - and a special thanks to Sainsbury’s management and staff, who’ve all been fantastic.”

Councillor Mac Cotterell, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible fro Golden Age and other special projects, called in to support the venture.

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“The Volunteer Centre has long been an important partner of ours and many of the other organisations we work with are volunteer-based,” he said. “We can all help each other, so it was good to see the bus here spreading that message.”

• To contact the Volunteer Centre, call 01945 582192 or e-mail fenlandvb@btconnect.com

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