Local charity Revitalise Sandpipers hosts
celebration for International Volunteers Day
RESPITE holiday centre's international volunteers
recognised and rewarded for their contribution to charity.
Local disability charity Revitalise Sandpipers in Southport threw a special
party evening, in celebration of International Volunteers Day, on 5
The celebrations, complete with a specially baked cake and presentation of
certificates, were the centre's way of giving thanks to its international
volunteers for their help and support of the charity in providing guests with
memorable holiday experiences.
During the occasion, the centre was also treated to a flying visit by Sinter
Claas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, who gave out sweets to the guests and
volunteers including the centre's Dutch volunteers, as is the national
Revitalise runs the largest residential volunteering programme of any UK charity
and welcomes volunteers from all over the world. The charity provides around
3,500 such opportunities each year. Over 80% of Revitalise volunteers are aged
18 to 25 years old.
Revitalise provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers at
Sandpipers and two other UK centres. Accessible excursions, activities and
entertainments are an integral part of every Revitalise holiday.