Ngage say thank you to all their volunteers

A big thank you to summer event volunteers

On behalf of ngage – the community organisation and volunteer centre for Thurrock – we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have volunteered their time to support the events that have taken place over the summer.

Many of the event volunteer stewards were recruited by the ngage Volunteer Centre Thurrock and included events such as the Stanford Festival, Village Beach, Thurrock 100, Big Lunch and many more.

Laura Hudson, volunteer coordinator said “The Stanford Festival, Village Beach event and Big Lunch steward volunteers generated nearly 400 volunteer hours, and the number of hours will be considerable higher when taking into account other events such as Thurrock 100. It’s possible that without the help of volunteers many of these events may not have taken place, especially those with volunteers who are involved in the organising events such as the Stanford Festival.

We would like to say thank you to KFC who encouraged their staff to help out at the Village Beach event as part of their employee volunteering programme, and to other organisations including Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions and Sunny Side.

National Citizenship Service (NCS) young people volunteered at the Village Beach event following a presentation given to them at their residential by ngage staff. NCS brings together 16-17 year old and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility whilst supporting social action projects.

If you would like to get involved in volunteering or volunteer at events or community clean up days, why not give ngage Volunteer Centre Thurrock a call on 01375 389853 or visit our website www.ngagethurrock.org.uk.

ngage provides a VC Local volunteer service where residents can drop in to talk about volunteering at some of the community hub locations in:

South Ockendon: First Tuesday morning of the month between 9.30am to 12pm at the South Ockendon Centre/Library, Derry Avenue.Â

Stifford Clays: First Wednesday of the month between 10.30am to 12.30pm at Acorns Community Hub, Headon hall, Crawford Avenue.Â

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Chadwell St Mary: First Thursday of the month between 10.30am to 1pm at the Chadwell St Mary Centre/Library.

Alternatively come along to the Recruitment Fayre taking place on Thursday 8th October at the Beehive Centre, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP between 11am -2pm.

There will be a number of organisations seeking volunteers and we are also supporting the world biggest coffee morning for Macmillon at the recruitment fayre to help raise money for cancer support.

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