HALL Green MP Steve McCabe joined pop mogul Pete Waterman and BBC Apprentice star Claire Young as they launched this year’s Community Service Volunteer’s (CSV) Make a Difference Day in Parliament last week.
The event organised by CSV, which is now in it’s 14th year, is the UK’s biggest day of volunteering.
This year, the campaign is dedicated to creating a wave of small ‘kindness acts’ as a way to bring communities together during an uncertain economic climate.
MP Steve McCabe said: “It’s easy to forget in the day-to-day chaos how powerful we are to make changes. Through volunteering we can take action to spread kindness and make a real difference - which is why I’m signing up this year.”
CSV Make a Difference Day is a flagship event and is an opportunity for people to try volunteering on October 31.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part, giving time rather than their money to make a positive impact on local communities.
CSV Ambassador Pete Waterman said that MP’s have a powerful role to play in bringing communities together.
“Whatever you feel needs doing, and whatever your background or age, this is the time to act,” he said.
Claire Young also echoed his words, saying that MP’s influence is vital.
“If every MP signed up to volunteer to spread a little kindness imagine what could be achieved,” she said.
* To find out more or take part in a project call the Make a Difference Day free hotline on 0800 284 533 or visit: www.csv.org.uk/difference .