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Leafleting for Volunteer Day being held on Saturday

Leafleting for Volunteer Day being held on Saturday

Francis Batt

Leafleting for Volunteer Day being held on Saturday

A parked lorry proved a godsend for supporters giving out leaflets to promote a Volunteer Day being held in Maidenhead on Saturday.

A wide range of charities will have stalls at the old Waterstones shop in the Nicholsons Centre from 10am-4pm, all hoping to attract volunteers.

TV football guru Steve Rider will open the event.

Groups that will have stalls include The Alzheimer’s Society, Bridge Trust, East Berkshire MS Society, Maidenhead Care and National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

A range of volunteers are being sought who can provide everything from a few hours of their time a month to a few hours a day.

Members of Maidenhead Lions - who are organising the day - gathered outside Marks and Spencer in High Street on Saturday to give out 3,000 leaflets promoting the event. Two thousand have already been delivered to homes and businesses.

Lion Peter Skinner said: "We were lucky that a lorry was restricting the width of the pavement so people had to go close by us and they all got a leaflet."

It is hoped that lots of people attending Saturday's Volunteer Day will discover a good cause they want to support for years to come.

There will also be a free draw that can be entered for £50 M&S and £25 Waitrose vouchers.

Visit maidenheadlions.org.uk for details.

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