Benefits for you and your community too

Gallery Youth members David Purvis, Jack Dransfield, Jordan Barker and Luis Teles have been working with John Craggs on some boards to advertise the event in the Market Place.
Gallery Youth members David Purvis, Jack Dransfield, Jordan Barker and Luis Teles have been working with John Craggs on some boards to advertise the event in the Market Place.

Alnwick Town Council is hosting a Volunteers Fair in the Northumberland Hall tomorrow, from 10am to 2pm, to try to match organisations with volunteers with the right skills. In the run-up to this event, we are running a series of articles highlighting some of the voluntary organisations in the town.

Tomorrow, groups from around Alnwick will be gathering in the Northumberland Hall to talk about what they do for others, and what you can do for them.

We know that Alnwick is filled with great people with the skills to help our community organisations, and who can be helped in return.

Do you like helping others? Sometimes just the ability to care, and to talk and listen with sympathy, can make all the difference to people with critical illnesses.

Perhaps you want to see our young people thrive, or would enjoy helping with the social events which bring enjoyment to so many in Alnwick.

You may not know what talents you possess – but you can find out.

Give yourself the chance to make new friends and gain new skills (and enhance the ones you already have) – not to mention that you might find a new career, or help yourself find work with great additions to your CV.

Alnwick’s volunteer organisations give so much to making our town a special place – but they are often overlooked.

The Gazette has been highlighting the needs of some of the organisations which are looking for new volunteers. They, and many more, will be at the Northumberland Hall this Saturday to talk to any and all about the work that they do and the help that they need.

Some of the organisations who will be there are:

Alnwick Guides; Alnwick Hospital League of Friends; Alnwick in Bloom; Alnwick Music Festival; Alnwick Lions; Alnwick Scouts; Bailiffgate Museum; HospiceCare North Northumberland; Lionheart Radio; Mighty Oaks; Aln Valley Railway; Alnwick Stroke Club; Rotary Club of Alnwick; Local Living; Alnwick Arthritis Care.

It is anticipated that further organisations will also be in attendance.

Alnwick Town Council, which has organised the event, will have a stand in the Northumberland Hall and can provide information and contact details about other organisations and an Alnwick Sporting Club representative will be able to give information about the sports clubs who aren’t able to attend on the day.

If you have an hour or more free a week why not go along, enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee, and see what might interest you?

Make new friends, gain new skills and help make Alnwick a fantastic place for all of us.

If current or new event organisers want to showcase their needs, they should contact the town-council clerk Bill Batey on 01665 602574 or email clerk@alnwick-tc.gov.uk