IT’S VOLUNTEER’S WEEK ONCE AGAIN and to celebrate ICANN is treating its loyal team of volunteers to Afternoon Tea at Samlesbury Hall near Preston.
ICANN supports vulnerable people across Lancashire at PIP and ESA/UC Health Assessments. This would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who give up some of their time to help and support people. To say thank you, ICANN have invited them to an afternoon tea, to celebrate their hard work, for them on Wednesday 6th June 2018.
Volunteer Co-ordinator Julie Hutton explained “Being a volunteer is a fun way to gain confidence and develop new skills. It is about making a positive difference to someone’s life. A volunteer will possibly face new challenges as well as making new friends. All this whilst giving back to the community”.
The health benefits of being a volunteer are improved health and well-being, such as, reducing blood pressure, increased satisfaction and improved mental health. It can be a stepping stone to secure future employment.
Julie added “Many people who have to attend PIP or ESA/UC heath assessments do not have anyone to go with them and may be unprepared when they attend. ICANN volunteers help to alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with these assessments. Our volunteers work all across Lancashire to help people prepare for and attend their assessment. With a volunteer by their side, people find their voice to speak up and explain themselves.”
Anyone interested in making a difference can call ICANN on 01772 900253 or check out its website www.i-cann.org.uk