This week June 1st -7th is Volunteer Week and like so many organisations the West Armagh Consortium depends on volunteers to provide its service. This week gives us a chance to thank our volunteers who week in and week out give so freely of ther time and expertise. They are a credit to the community and provide a service that cannot and should not ever be under estimated nor under-valued. As an organistaion deeply involved in communuity development we are very gradteful of the service given by volunteers without whom we would be very much curtailed in our ability to help the community.
Volunteer Week is being promoted by Volunteer Now. Certain days in the week have been specifically designated to focus on various aspects of voulnteering and todays theme is young volunteers. Please follow the links for other contributers. #ConnectedABC
By far the youngest volunteer that has been featured within our community is Miss Sophie Mills who is 9 years of age and is in P5 at St. Malachy’s PS, Armagh. Sophie along with her mum called into Sherry Field recently with a donation from Greiner Packaging UK towards our care packages. What Sophie did shortly afterwards took us all by surprise. As soon as she went home she emptied her piggy bank and the amount of money was then matched by her mum. Sophie then went shopping for sweets and treats as she was a little upset knowing that there are some children out there who may not be able to get the amount of sweets and treats that they would have got previously as their mummy or daddy or both have had to quit work because of this crisis and they can’t afford them or nobody is able to go to the shop for them due to having to stay at home. So here is Miss Sophie, I think our youngest packer, putting her magnificent donation into boxes to be distributed to as many boys and girls as possible. Sophie you are 5 🌟 and such a very generous young girl, we all thank you very much.