Bucket Collection before Rochdale gameThis Saturday sees Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (Shropshire RCC) attend Town’s game with Rochdale at Greenhous Meadow, in another bucket collection as they continue to provide help for those in Shropshire.
Shropshire RCC has supported isolated people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin through a variety of projects for over 55 years. They provide vital services to Shropshire’s communities, tackling rural issues such as poor transport; fuel poverty; isolation due to disability, sight-loss or hearing-loss, and keeping people fit, active and engaged in their local communities with a programme of information events and activities. Shropshire RCC is also a volunteer centre and provides expert support, advice and training to community and voluntary organisations to help improve their sustainability and help them to make even more of a difference in the communities that they serve.
As well as the feel-good factor to making a difference to someone in your community, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun, develop new skills, or gain experience. Estella from Madeley has volunteered for Shropshire RCC for 13 years in the Sight and Hearing Loss Support Service (“SHLS”). Estella works full time but fits in 1-3 hours a week, on average, in her voluntary work for the charity. She says of her SHLS volunteering, “I find it really fulfilling to be able to make such a difference in their own homes to the lives of often the most isolated people.”
Estella is also a keen fundraiser for Shropshire RCC, knitting to raise money and also volunteering for them at their bucket collections at Shrewsbury Town Football Club this season.
Inspired? Have a look at the diverse volunteering opportunities on Shropshire RCC’s website
– http://www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk/about- us/volunteer/.