Published: May 19, 2009
National Volunteers Week to be marked with Burnham-On-Sea event

National Volunteers WeekThe work of volunteers will be in the spotlight when a special event is held in Burnham's Princess Hall to mark the 25th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week.

Sedgemoor District Council, the Sedgemoor Volunteer bureau, Age Concern and Next Step are holding an open day on Monday June 1st from 10am-3pm at The Princess, pictured.

Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told "Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other volunteers, find out about free training opportunities, and enjoy a cream tea."

"There will also be a wide range of fun activities being held, such as jive dancing, Hula Hooping, Belly Dancing and hand massages."

National Volunteer week runs from June 1st to 7th. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and it was initially run on a local level but in order to raise greater awareness of the importance of volunteers, the National Centre for Volunteering - now known as Volunteering England - took the lead in organising the event.

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