Counting up the sterling worth of volunteers

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THE army of volunteers who keep services, events and activities going in Fleetwood and Wyre will come under the spotlight this week.

An organisation called Wyre Together is carrying out an exercise to pinpoint as many volunteers as possible across the borough – and the hours they contribute in a normal week.

This is then going to be converted into pounds so that the true value of volunteering can be appreciated.

The Volunteering Snapshot event began on Monday and continues until next Monday, March 28.

Jane Williams, of Wyre Together, said: “We have spent the last few weeks contacting local groups and organisations to make sure they are aware of the exercise.

“It is amazing the number of organisations who have volunteers and could not work effectively without their support.”

To join the Snapshot event contact Wyre Together any time this week, or by next Monday, and simply confirm the number of volunteers in your organisation, and the number of hours they would normally do during a one week period.

Jane added: “We’ll do the rest, and the final figure will be well publicised and promoted.”

To make contact phone (01253) 887437 or email: janewilliams@wyre-fyldetssp.org.uk or annecolqhoun@wyre-fyldetssp.org.uk