Volunteer your time in exchange for cinema tickets and leisure centre trips in Wisbech and March
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Volunteers who help out at the Wisbech Rainbow Savers credit scheme can now cash in their time by trading hours for cinema tickets and trips to leisure centres.
The news comes as a plea goes out for more people to volunteer at the credit union scheme based at the Rosmini Centre.
Councillor Simon King said: “We used to have eight volunteers but now only have six so we could really do with more people to come along and help.
“The great thing now we have joined up with Time Credits is that volunteers can trade in their voluntary work to get credits to use at local facilities like the Light Cinema and the Hudson or New Vision.”
The Wisbech Spice time credit initiative was launched in the area in November. Gradually more voluntary organisations and businesses are joining up to it.
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People using the scheme can help their community by giving their time to projects and organisations and as a thank you receive time credits.
These can be used to access events, training and leisure services.
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The programme is being run by Spice, a social enterprise specialising in time credits and is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and CHS Group.
Anybody interested in becoming a Wisbech Rainbow Savers volunteer can contact Cllr King on 07939-696322 or email him on simon.king@comcastnet.