New Year Message from Voluntary Norfolk

Alan Hopley in front of Voluntary Norfolk logo

“As we move into the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly pay tribute to everyone who has volunteered to help their communities over the last twelve months. 2022 has been another very challenging year for many people. We seem to have gone straight from the Covid-19 crisis into a cost-of-living emergency, with little or no respite in between. It is testimony to strength and resilience of the voluntary, charity and social enterprise sector as well as the dedication and kindness of the volunteers who contribute so much that so many people and communities across Norfolk have been supported so effectively this year. I think I speak on behalf of everyone in Norfolk in saying a huge thank you to every volunteer for your efforts!

“Furthermore, to any readers who may be contemplating what to do by way of a New Year’s resolution, could I suggest volunteering. This has been made easier since the launch of our new volunteering portal: GetInVOLvedNorfolk – The reason why Norfolk is such a wonderful place, is in no small part because of the many people who volunteer to help others. We will undoubtedly need more people to play a role in supporting people when they need help the most, as well as doing their bit to ensure our communities remain strong and vibrant over the coming months.

“In the meantime, I would like to end by saying that the ongoing acts of altruism from volunteers are really appreciated and valued. So thank you and best wishes to everyone who has kindly given their time, help and support to others in 2022! Thank you.”

Alan Hopley CEO Voluntary Norfolk