Show you Love West Norfolk through volunteering

The official launch of the Love West Norfolk campaign. Picture: Ian Burt

The official launch of the Love West Norfolk campaign. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

One way people show their love for West Norfolk is by volunteering for a number of our region's charities.

Love West Norfolk is a new campaign launched this year celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offe

Love West Norfolk is a new campaign launched this year celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offer. - Credit: Archant

There are over 1,000 voluntary and community sector organisations currently based in the West Norfolk CCG area, some 600 of which are registered charities.

West Norfolk benefits from an abundance of volunteers who are making a difference to many good causes. There are also charities which were formed in West Norfolk that have gone on to help people on a national scale, like Lynn-based children's charity Scotty's Little Soldiers.

Community Action Norfolk (CAN), a key partner in the #lovewestnorfolk campaign, is another charity which supports the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the county.

Jo Maule, locality manager for CAN, said: 'West Norfolk is blessed with hundreds of homegrown voluntary organisations that do amazing things to show their love for West Norfolk.

'Every person who volunteers in our community helps make sure it is a great place to live for as many people as possible.

'To these local heroes we want to say a huge thank you. Through this fantastic campaign we would also love to see more local people pledge to show their love for West Norfolk through volunteering, however much time they are able to spare.'

About 8pc of the population in West Norfolk engage in voluntary work, meaning that many people are already involved with good causes in the community.

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Ms Maule added: 'Volunteering is hugely beneficial – both to the charity which is able to access the skills and knowledge and support which the individual is providing, and to the volunteer who can learn new skills, meet new people, and really feel that they are making a difference in their community.

'People in West Norfolk have always shown such generosity with their time.'

For more information about volunteering opportunities in West Norfolk, visit asklily.org.uk. Further information about opportunities across Norfolk and support is available on www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/volunteering.

Tell us what you love about West Norfolk using the hashtag #lovewestnorfolk on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or contact Taz Ali on taz.ali@archant.co.uk.

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