Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which gives us the opportunity to thank our volunteers, and celebrate the difference they make every day through volunteering with us.
This year Volunteers' Week took place 1-7 June, and we wanted to acknowledge the support and commitment our volunteers give to bettering the lives of those affected by stroke every day, and not just for Volunteer's Week.
Between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, our volunteers gave over 132,000 hours to supporting those affected by stroke. That's around 45 years worth of volunteering hours.
Take a look at where some of these volunteer hours supports our charity:
- Our volunteers supported our Life After Stroke Services by volunteering nearly 62,000 hours
- Voluntary group volunteers gave around 50,000 hours to supporting our peer to peer support initiatives
- We were supported by nearly 8,000 hours of volunteer help with our office and admin tasks
- Our Stroke Ambassadors also gave nearly 6,000 hours of their time to sharing our messages of prevention and raising awareness of stroke.
- many stroke survivors and carers wouldn't receive the support they need
- less money would be raised to support our charity
- awareness of stroke would be lower in our local communities
- we wouldn’t benefit from the wide range of skills and experience that volunteers bring to our work.
To all of our volunteers, we'd like to say a BIG thank you for your time, your support and your passion for conquering stroke.
We couldn’t do it without you. Together we can conquer stroke.