Sir Gavin Williamson recently took part in Penkridge Volunteers Day, an event organised by Penkridge Parish Council and Support Staffordshire to spotlight volunteering opportunities in the local area.
Sir Gavin spoke to the organisation behind the event, Support Staffordshire, which provides assistance to voluntary and community groups through advice and development services. The network which Support Staffordshire enables local organisations to tap into offers opportunities for collaboration and wider access to the support of volunteers.
Sir Gavin said: “It was a real treat to speak with volunteers and charities from the communities I support, to discuss the ways in which we can join forces to help sustain the volunteering sector in these areas. The work of Support Staffordshire is truly a pillar for the volunteer groups in my constituency, and I applaud the incredible work that they do. I encourage anyone who can to get involved with volunteering in their local area, as it can be a really rewarding community to be a part of.”