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Make a Difference Volunteer Week!

To celebrate CSV’s Make a Difference Day- the UK's biggest day of volunteering- Bedford Borough Council is offering a week of volunteering opportunities for all ages!

The week long celebration of volunteering includes 13 different volunteer events that anyone can take part in. These opportunities range from park conservation tasks to daffodil bulb planting, painting projects and litter picking and as it takes place during half term, why not bring the whole family along?


Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Volunteering is a great way to give something back to your local community, learn valuable new skills, and make new friends.


“Volunteering events in Bedford Borough are always well supported thanks to the generosity and community spirit of local residents and I am sure that the events planned for Make a Difference Day will be well supported.”


Make a Difference day is Saturday 27th October, and Bedford Borough Council’s Pride in Bedford Team will be helping to launch the week of events with a litter pick in Wootton. The event runs from 10am-noon and volunteers are asked to meet at the Recreation Ground car park. All volunteers are asked to make their hairstyle as crazy as possible with the chance to win prizes.


Equipment is provided at all events and no experience is needed as officers will be on hand to lead and instruct volunteers. By the end of the week we hope to have completed 2 painting projects, undertaken conservation tasks at 2 parks, picked up lots of litter and planted 5,000 daffodil bulbs!


To find out about other council volunteer events and opportunities, you can register online at www.bedford.gov.uk/volunteering and the quarterly Pride in Bedford newsletter holds a diary of volunteering events running to the end of the year. 

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