On International Volunteer Day (IVD) (Tuesday 5th December), a group of seven volunteers from Midwich’s charity committee visited the home of their chosen charity, Nelson’s Journey to provide support to their inspirational team of support workers at their busiest time of year. The Midwich team spent the day packing Xmas hampers, cleaning toys and displaying Christmas decorations at their head office in Little Plumstead, Norfolk.
The Midwich team, accompanied by a film crew, produced the video below from the day – please give it a watch!
As part of Midwich’s support for Nelson’s Journey, they have raised over £13,500 In 2017 and will continue to support the charity throughout 2018.
International Volunteer Day (IVD) was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities. It is also viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NG0’s), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
Nelson’s Journey continues to provide support to children and young people, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, helping them to move forward positively with their lives. Already this year the charity has received over 300 referrals for children and young people, if pace continues they are set to work with over 1000 children this year.
If you’re looking for support or even a little advice regarding bereavement for young people, then definitely get in touch with Nelsons Journey.
We look forward to continuing our fundraising for this deserving charity throughout 2018.