Launch of Helping others can help you campaign
THE Community Channel is launching a campaign to encourage more people from Asian communities to give up their time to help others.
The campaign ‘Helping others can help you’ will pay tribute to the community champions and volunteers across the UK and encourage more people to commit their time and sign up to volunteer. The launch coincides with the United Nations International Volunteer Day on Friday 5th December.
The campaign aims to celebrate the gift of time over money this holiday season, and show that giving back to help other people can be a very powerful present, a spokesperson said.
The Broadcaster, Psychotherapist and Life-Coach, Christine Webber is backing this campaign to celebrate local champions and the army of volunteers across the UK who give up their time and energy to get involved in local communities and charities.
She said: “This campaign aims to show that the festive period doesn’t just have to just be about spending money. Giving back time to help others, and doing some different activities with family or friends, as revealed in Community Channel’s 10 point plan, can put the feel good factor back into the festive period, without breaking the bank’.
“Caring for each other is one of our basic human instincts. And volunteering is one of the best ways to help people feel better about themselves.”
Anyone interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities in their areas can find out more at www.communitychannel.org/you.