Thank you to all of our supporters who donate time, money and in-kind contributions.
Pershore Volunteer Centre has been part of the local community since 1984. We support local residents experiencing rural or social isolation and provide opportunities for volunteers who want to engage with their local community and improve the quality of life for themselves and others. We became a registered charity in 1985 (no. 516080) and in 2016 new legislation enabled us to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (no. 1166141). We have also received accreditation as a volunteer centre by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) in recognition of our work with volunteers and voluntary organisations.
Last year we made 230 volunteer referrals to local organisations as well as delivering services such as Community Transport and lunch clubs to local people. We regularly provide more than 7000 journeys each year to enable people with transport difficulties to access essential services such as medical appointments as well as shopping, social or leisure activities.
In recent years our financial support from central and local government sources has significantly reduced and we are largely dependent on applications to charitable trusts and fundraising activities to ensure our sustainability. Here are some a few examples of how you, too, can support our work for the benefit of the local community now and in the future. Funds raised will enable us to:
- Provide volunteer recruitment and management support to organisations in the Pershore area
- Run our fortnightly Lunch Club providing contact and activity for socially isolated older people
- Recruit and train volunteers to provide ongoing community transport services, including ‘Rural Ring and Ride’.
- Help voluntary and community organisations to develop their resources and services.
Ways in which you can help us
Join our Monthly Draw
The Pershore Volunteer Centre holds a monthly draw. This costs just £12 a year. If you take part you have the chance to be a winner as well as providing us with vital funds. If you want to take part contact the Centre or complete this form and send it to us with your payment.
It is now also possible to make a donation online via our BT Donate Button below. Your donation will make a difference in the local community.
easyfundraising: Raise funds for us when you shop online – at no cost to you!
easyfundraising is a brilliant way to raise money for Pershore Volunteer Centre. Shop online from more than 2700 retailers and they’ll give a donation. It’s so simple to do with 3 easy steps…….
- Start at easyfundraising.org.uk
Let’s say you want to buy a pair of shoes from John Lewis. Instead of going to johnlewis.com, you go to easyfundraising.org.uk first and select Pershore Volunteer Centre as the cause you wish to support
- Make a purchase
You click from the easyfundraising website through to John Lewis to make your purchase. The price of the shoes is exactly the same as if you’d visited John Lewis directly
- Get a donation
After you have bought your shoes, John Lewis will make a donation to our cause as a thank you for shopping with them. easyfundraising collect these donations for us, and it costs nothing.
The site includes other department stores, supermarkets, travel, Amazon and more….. Try it out and tell your friends!
One-off donation or a bequest
Alternatively, you may wish to make a one-off donation or consider a bequest in your will
A one-off donation or leaving a gift in your will can ensure that fewer people will be affected by loneliness. You can make a bequest to Pershore Volunteer Centre with a simple addition or codicil to an existing will. If you are a UK resident, your legacy will be free of tax and may reduce your inheritance tax bill.
If you would like to contact us please use our contact form