Get stuck into volunteering, says Jo

On a visit to Cancer Research UK’s Milngavie shop, Jo praised the contributions of East Dunbartonshire’s volunteers and encouraged local people to get involved.

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Jo and Cathie Maguire, one of Cancer Research UK’s Milngavie shop volunteers

Jo got stuck in to work as a volunteer at the Milngavie Cancer Research UK shop ahead of National Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7th 2011, which recognises the contribution of millions of volunteers across the UK.

Joined by Cathie Maguire, who has been volunteering at the Main Street shop for the past 6 years, Jo saw the contributions of local volunteers to the shop’s ongoing charity fundraising.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I was very pleased to show my support for Cancer Research UK’s Milngavie shop, and it was great to have an experienced volunteer like Cathie to tell me more about all the hard work behind the scenes. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the East Dunbartonshire community as well as benefitting from the rewarding experience, so it was inspiring to see local people giving up their time to ensure the smooth running of the Milngavie Cancer Research UK shop.

“The Milngavie Cancer Research UK shop relies of donations from the public to help fund their life saving work. I encourage everyone to clear out their wardrobes of unwanted clothes, and drop off their CDs, DVDs, books and quality household goods to help beat cancer.”

Commenting, Milngavie Cancer Research shop volunteer Cathie Maguire said:

“Volunteering at the shop is really rewarding, and allows me to feel that I’m playing my part in beating cancer. I think Jo Swinson enjoyed spending time here and it’s great to see her promoting volunteering in the local area. Cancer Research UK relies on over 42,000 volunteers across the UK and without their support vital work like the running of this shop could not continue.”

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