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  • Kirkcaldy Community Radio marks Volunteers' Week 2021

    Created: 01/06/2021

    2021 marks the 37th year of Volunteers’ Week (01- 07 June), when K107fm will join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK and thanking them for all they do.

    The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering. However, the coronavirus pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by the UK’s volunteers.

    This Volunteers’ Week K107fm will be thanking and celebrating their 30+ volunteers, highlighting the lengths they have went to during the pandemic to ensure the station continues to broadcast across the Kirkcaldy area, 24 hours a day.

    In addition, the station would like to reach out to other third sector and voluntary organisations within the stations broadcast area.

    A station spokesperson said:

    “Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make all year long. We often hear of the benefits to our local community, and with Volunteer's Week and a wider #MonthOfCommunity we would welcome the opportunity to shine a light on more of these voluntary organisations. We welcome voluntary organisations in the Kirkcaldy area to share their stories with us at Kirkcaldy Community Radio, they can do so by e-mailing: [email protected].  We would also encourage enquiries from anyone interested in volunteering with Kirkcaldy Community Radio, and contact can be made via the same email address"

    Volunteer Scotland Chief Executive, Alan Stevenson said "Volunteers’ Week is a time to thank all of the volunteers in the UK, for the support and services they provide each year. The pandemic has changed volunteering with many more of us helping others within our local neighbourhood than ever before, so taking the time to thank them for this critical contribution and connection to the most vulnerable in our society is essential. In the last year, countless volunteering programmes have paused (we hope not closed) so this year it is especially important to also recognise those who have been unable to volunteer, or volunteer as regularly, or those who may be anxious about resuming. Remember, they are Scotland’s volunteers, we celebrate them and look forward to their full return."

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