Make 2012 your volunteering year
WHAT are your New Year’s resolutions for 2012?
Giving a little of your time to help people affected by cancer will not only enable Macmillan Cancer Support to improve the lives of the 2 million people living with the illness, it can also make a real difference to you. Here are five good reasons why:
(1) Volunteering increases your own satisfaction with life.
Research shows that by focusing on the needs of others, you’ll also increase your own sense of wellbeing.
(2) You’ll meet new and inspiring people and will be part of a team that values and appreciates your skills and contribution.
(3) You’ll gain new skills, helping you get that job you want.
(4) You can do more of what you enjoy – whether it’s organising events, meeting people, doing public speaking, helping to run an office or helping out at local events.
(5) Last, but probably most importantly, you’ll know you’re making a difference.
To find out more go to www.macmillan.org.uk/volunteer and enter your postcode or call me, Judith Stewart, on 07894 936 359 or e mail email@example.com
Macmillan Fundraising Manager (North West)
I AM writing to say thank you to everyone from the North West who supported the Meningitis Trust during 2011.
At the Trust we rely on the generosity of individuals to continue our vital work. For over 25 years we have developed our support and now reach around 20,000 people each year; making sure everyone affected gets support for life.
There are over 500,000 people affected by meningitis in the UK and unfortunately we will see more cases of the disease this winter.
We are determined to be here for each and every one who has been affected.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who signed our Education campaign petition, which has now reached 4,000.
Thanks to you, we are well on our way to make sure every child who survives meningitis is automatically assessed for educational needs.
We need a total of 10,000 signatures to take our fight to Downing Street, so please keep spreading the word to your friends and family. Visit www.MeningitisChangesFutures.com to find out more.