“Community volunteering is good for the community and the individuals involved, and can have a big social impact,” said Sarah Flannery, who launched the scheme in 2014.
“Usually, though, programmes are organisation-specific. The innovation behind the Knutsford Hosts is that we operate town-wide, and now have a team made up of people of all ages – some who haven’t volunteered before, some who didn’t want to commit to one particular charity or organisation, and some who already volunteer regularly but wanted to give a little extra.”
The Hosts have helped support a huge range of events and activities including World Book Day, Knutsford Beer Festival, Royal May Day, RHS Tatton, Longridge Family Fun Day, the Makers’ Markets, the Welcome, Knutsford Grow, Knutsford Heritage Centre, RVS Good Neighbour, Macmillan Cycletta, the Heath Litter Pick-Up, The Knutsfordian, Knutsford Loves Fashion, the Pumpkin Path, WW1 stickers, the Knutsford Lions Christmas Appeal, Longridge Bulb Planting, the Lantern workshops and Parade, the Children’s Xmas Party and the Over 55’s Christmas Party.
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