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1st Jun 2020

You can't pour from an empty cup!

Monday 1st June marks the beginning of Volunteers' Week, and as we are all aware, volunteers have been invaluable in supporting vulnerable people in our communities during these current challenging times.

In recognition of the unprecedented volunteer response to COVID-19 in Somerset, we’re saying ‘thank you’ to volunteers in a meaningful way that recognises their contributions and will encourage them to put their feet up and take a break.

During Volunteers' Week, “thank you” packages will be sent to thousands of volunteers across Somerset who have supported COVID-19 Response groups. The package will include a thank you card, a tea bag, and a sweet treat to enjoy.

Queen Camel Cares is a community group which which works closely with Spark Somerset. Morwenna Ford, Coordinator of Queen Camel Cares, said:

“Queen Camel has really come together over the course of the Coronavirus crisis. Volunteers have been amazing. I am certain that Spark Somerset giving the army of volunteers all over the county the opportunity to put their feet up and take a moment to unwind will be hugely appreciated.  Certainly, I know those in Queen Camel will be thrilled.”

“The volunteer response to Covid-19 in Somerset is amazing and has been crucial to ensure that vulnerable people’s needs are met,” said Susi Calder, Volunteer Development Manager at Spark Somerset.

“As an organisation that has been supporting charities and volunteers for several years, we wanted to say, ‘thank you’ to volunteers and remind them that you can't pour from an empty cup - we hope the campaign encourages them to enjoy a well-earned break!

If would like to get involved in volunteering in Somerset you can visit our Volunteer Page, email volunteer@sparksomerset.org.uk or contact us via Live Chat.

Thank you to Miles Tea, The Design Hive, Somerset County Cricket Club and Somerset County Council for their support with the campaign.