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K107fm to marks Volunteersí Week 2022.
Created: 01/06/2022, Updated: 02/06/2022
2022 marks the 38th year of Volunteers’ Week (01-07 June), when Kirkcaldy Community Radio (K107fm) will join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK and thanking them for all they do.
The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering. However, the coronavirus pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by volunteers across the UK.
This Volunteers’ Week K107fm will be thanking and celebrating their 40+ volunteers, by introducing them, and relevant local stakeholders to a new Community Space, and extension of the stations services within the Mercat Shopping Centre, Kirkcaldy on Thursday 02 June.
Station Chairperson, John Murray said:
“Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and recognise the fantastic contribution our volunteers make. The station has grown its provision of local broadcasting content through the challenges of the pandemic. We’ve strengthened our working relationships with local businesses and organisations and this new Community Space is hoped to eventually include truly accessible broadcasting facilities, encompassing a wheelchair friendly studio alongside a mixed used space for community engagement and events. Its hope we can make more people aware of our award winning station, but also invite more individuals and groups to be part of it with further volunteering opportunities”
Volunteer Scotland Chief Executive, Alan Stevenson said:
“Volunteers’ Week is a time to thank every volunteer across the UK. Volunteers improve our society through countless contributions each year and at time of crisis, they make our services more resilient. Within every local community, volunteering takes place formally, through the incredible work of organisations and groups but also informally through acts of kindness, between individuals (who are not friends and family). We must recognise the wide spectrum of volunteering. As we emerge from the pandemic and return, we should still be mindful of those who’ve been unable to volunteer, or volunteer as regularly, and be especially mindful of those who may still be anxious about resuming. Thank you all, for your volunteering.”