5 Ways To Wellbeing - Give
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
Ideas to get you started...
Do it VolunteeringFrom dog walking and gardening to charity shop work and befriending, the Do-it for good website has a wide range of local voluntary opportunities on offer.
Volunteer FairCome to the Volunteering Fair taking place at Kidderminster Town Hall on 20 September 2018. Find out more about the rewarding opportunities on offer with local organisations.
Repair CafeRepair Cafe Wyre Forest events take place in Bewdley and Kidderminster each month. Items repaired include electrical items, furniture, tools, clothes & more...new volunteer repairers are always welcome!
Food banks provide emergency supplies of food to people who would otherwise go hungry. They rely on food donations and volunteers. Find out more:Kidderminster Food Bank
Have you thought what you could do with just an hour of your time?
Help the British Legion with their Poppy Appeal; help pack food parcels at your local food bank; record the latest news stories for the Talking Newspaper for those who are visually impaired; support your local charity shop; or why not join the local Pickup Artists in their mission to keep the local area clean and tidy? More information on all these and so many more volunteer opportunities at the volunteer fair.
Organ Donation Week
Monday 2 until Sunday 8 September 2019
Find out more at www.organdonation.nhs.uk
What they say...
Did you know?
3 people die every day due to a shortage of donated organs.
Around 6,500 people in the UK are waiting for a transplant and every day around three people who could have benefited from a transplant die because there aren’t enough organ donors. While the majority of people support organ donation, only a third of the population have joined the NHS Organ Donor Register.
We need more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register now at www.organdonation.nhs.uk. It only takes a few minutes to register and please remember to tell your family that you want them to support your decision to donate and save lives. Ask them whether they want to be donors too. #YesIDonate
Or have you thought about giving blood?
For more information and to find your nearest centre to donate blood, please visit https://www.blood.co.uk/
What they say...
We need to make sure that we have enough supplies of all blood groups and blood types to treat all types of conditions.
By giving blood, every donor helps us meet the challenge of providing life-saving products whenever and wherever they are needed.
Maintaining the blood supply
We need to maintain a regular supply of all blood groups and types so we can provide it to the hospitals and patients who need it.
Some rare sub-types are more common in specific communities, which is why we particularly need more black donors and are always looking for more blood donors from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
At the moment, O negative blood stocks are low. We need you.
Thursady 17 October 10am until 2pm
Volunteering enables you to make a difference, help your local community, make new friends, learn new skills and improves your wellbeing.
With more than 30 community volunteering groups attending there really is something for everyone to get involved with!