King Charles III this week launched The Big Help Out Initiative’ aimed at promoting volunteering and empowering people to ‘Help Out’. The launch is to commemorate The King’s coronation in May, and I am adding my voice in support of the initiative. Part of what makes the United Kingdom great is that we can find examples in every corner of the nation where volunteers supporting mutual aid community groups, charities and neighbourhoods are making a difference locally, nationally, and internationally.
Here in Wandsworth, we have always been proud of our Voluntary Sector, and over my time as mayor, I have seen first-hand the difference that volunteers are making. It has been my honour and great pleasure to engage with our local groups and to meet the volunteers who so selflessly give of their time and efforts in making a difference in our community.
May I encourage you to host a thank you/recruitment event in celebration of your volunteers.
If you would like me or my Deputy to come along and participate in your take on The Big Help Out Initiative and to say thank you to your volunteers, please get in touch with my office at Mayors.Office@wandsworth.gov.uk. We certainly look forward to an opportunity to celebrate your volunteers and to promote the difference they make.
Thank you for the work you and your volunteers do!
Mayor of Wandsworth,
Councillor Jeremy Ambache