Big Walk will highlight work of Rotherham volunteers

VOLUNTEERS and their supporters from across Rotherham will be marching through the town centre next week to highlight the work they do.

The Big Walk on Tuesday, June 7, will go from Clifton Park down through the town centre and on to Rotherham Minster.

The aim of the event is to highlight the thousands of people in the borough who give up their time as volunteers to help others and make the area a better place to live.

This is the second year in which the walk has been held. 

The Big Walk will kick off Count Me In 3 which is Rotherham’s contribution to The Big Celebration or National Volunteers’ Week which this year runs from June 1 to June 12.

The walk will commence from Clifton Park at 1.45pm and arrive at the Minster at about 2.30pm.

This walk marks the start of a programme of activities planned by the Rotherham Together Partnership, which has supported the event.

People who want to find out more about volunteering can go to the Minster on June 7 between 3pm and 4.30pm to find out more about volunteer roles, chat to volunteer managers and meet volunteers.

Any volunteer wishing to join in the Big Walk, can contact Alison Thorp on 01709 834462 or email [email protected] by May 24.

It is estimated that approximately 49,000 volunteers contribute around 85,300 hours of their time per week to services and activities in the Rotherham district.