Alex is taking the pledge to encourage people throughout Stockton North to give time to benefit the local community, after joining pop mogul Pete Waterman and BBC Radio Five Live presenter, Rachel Burden in the build up to CSV Make a Difference Day, the biggest single day of volunteering on Saturday 29th October 2011.
Pete Waterman and Rachel Burden have given MPs across the nation a ‘pledge kit’ with a host of ideas to benefit others, such as writing letters and drawing pictures to sick children in hospitals, baking a Chocolate Fridge Cake to donate to a lonely neighbour, homeless shelter or nursing home, planting a mini meadow in a local park to attract wildlife or even knitting blankets for lonely pets in shelters.
CSV Make a Difference Day ambassador, Pete Waterman, says “Rachel and I are encouraging MPs and people of all ages to take part in CSV Make a Difference Day to combat feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety, as well as making local communities a happier, more welcoming place.
CSV Make a Difference Day, is a the UK’s biggest single day of volunteering on Saturday 29 October 2011 with events taking place a week either side and CSV is giving away free inspirational ideas on how you can combat isolation and loneliness to create a happier, stronger, and safer community:
- ‘How- to volunteer to combat loneliness’
- ‘How-to write a difference’ for very sick children in hospitals
- ‘How-to get online’ for people who have never used to internet
- ‘How-to combat community isolation’