‘Do a good deed’: volunteers urged to help children with disabilities in Dorset

HELPING OUT: Volunteers from LV= hard at work in Langside School’s sensory garden

HELPING OUT: Volunteers from LV= hard at work in Langside School’s sensory garden

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WOULD-BE volunteers are urged to ‘do a good deed’ for children living with disabilities in Dorset.

Anyone interested in giving their time to help others is invited to an open morning at Diverse Abilities Plus school Langside from 10am until noon on Thursday, June 5 to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week.

The aim of the event is to thank the charity’s current helpers, showcase the school’s new sensory garden, and encourage potential volunteers to get involved and help to make a difference to local people with disabilities.

Langside provides education to 28 children with special educational needs and physical difficulties from the ages of two to 19.

Sarah Harrison, volunteer and recruitment manager at Diverse Abilities Plus, said: “In just 30 minutes you can actually achieve quite a lot that can really help the charity and the people it supports. “For example, you could plant a seed in the garden of one of the adults we support, undertake some research online for our central office, bake some cakes to help raise funds or distribute some collection pots or leaflets in your local area.”

Currently, around 100 people from Dorset volunteer for the charity, while employees at businesses including Barclays, LV=, Nationwide and Bournemouth University give their time through projects.

Sarah said: “We are strongly supporting volunteers’ week as there are many benefits to volunteering and getting involved in the local community.

“No matter what your age or ability, there will be something that is perfect for you. We hope many people come along to our open morning and see what difference they can make to children and adults with disabilities.”

To attend the event, or to find out more information, call Sarah on 01202 718266 or email sarah.harrison@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk

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