In pictures: Big Society Day

In pictures: Big Society Day

Luke Matthews

In pictures: Big Society Day

Sir Michael Parkinson was amongst the guests for a Big Society Day held at Maidenhead Town Hall on Saturday.

The event, organised by Windsor and Maidenhead (WAM) Get Involved and the Royal Borough, played host to more than 20 organisations and charities to showcase the volunteering opportunities on offer locally.


The Lions Club of Maidenhead, People to Places, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and many others were out in force to talk to visitors about the vital work they carry out.

The council advertised its 'proud to be grey' campaign, which aims to encourage the older generation to stay active and is supported by journalist and broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson.

Cllr Christine Bateson, cabinet member for community partnerships, said: "It's absolutely great, a lot of people have come in.

"We are holding them (Big Society days) on Saturdays now so all the general public can come in and see.

"There are organisations here which are helping the community. They do want more volunteers.

"The borough and the community cannot live without volunteers, they are so important to us.

"They do so much to help others."

She added that schemes such as weekend openings for libraries in the borough have been made possible by the generosity of people giving up their own time.

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