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Making a difference

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event that recognises the contributions of individuals and organisations to their community.

YORhub strongly promotes support for communities through YOR4Good, so after an especially tough year we’d like to do our part to highlight those who give up their own time to help others.

Share your volunteering story

Please get in touch to tell us how you or your organisation volunteer and, with your permission, we’ll feature your story here on our website, on social media and through our newsletter. This is a small way of showing recognition to volunteers and might just inspire others to volunteer too.

If you use LinkedIn or Twitter, remember to mention @yorhub so that we can share your updates.

YORhub volunteers

Fergus Aitken has been the distribution coordinator for North Ferriby’s monthly magazine for several years. Although distribution was halted during the first lockdown in 2020, thanks to volunteers it has continued to reach residents since then, providing a much-needed link for the community.

Fergus and colleague Phil Henderson have entered the Severn Trent Mountain Challenge for the past few years, which involves walking 20 miles over hills in the Peak District to raise money for Wateraid. This year’s event has been postponed but we’ll publish a link to their fundraising page when it goes ahead.

WaterAid Severn Trent Mountain Challenge

Julie Crawford is a volunteer boarder for Guide Dogs and is currently boarding her sixth guide-dog-in-training.

Guide Dogs

She is also a member of Timebank Hull and East Riding, a network that enables people to exchange skills on a “give an hour, get an hour” basis.

Mike Raven is a volunteer member of the Yorkshire & Humber Constructing Excellence Club committee, which works to share best practice in the region.

He is also a member of the G4C (Generation For Change) Yorkshire committee which promotes and develops young professionals in the construction industry.