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MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised the hard work and dedication of local volunteers as part of National Volunteers’ Week 2023.

In a motion tabled at the House of Commons, local MP Martin thanked volunteers in West Dunbartonshire and across Scotland for their contribution to supporting communities through the cost-of-living crisis.

National Volunteers’ Week runs from 1st June until 7th June and aims to celebrate the important work done by charities, volunteers and their supporters.

Prior to becoming the area’s MP in 2015, Martin Docherty-Hughes spent over a decade working for West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services (WDCVS) – supporting and developing local community and volunteering organisations.

According to the Volunteers Scotland group, more than 1 in 4 of Scotland’s adult population volunteered in the past year – equating to over 1.2 million people.

WDCVS are hosting two local Volunteer fairs in Clydebank and Dumbarton on Tuesday 6th June for residents interested in volunteering. Further information is available on the WDCVS website:

Commenting, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:

“I am proud to represent the communities of West Dunbartonshire which benefit so much from the dedication of local volunteers.

“As we mark Volunteers’ Week 2023, I want to put on record my thanks to everyone across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale who gives their time to help others.

“In challenging times, through Covid and the cost-of-living crisis, so many of our local charities and voluntary groups have stepped up to help those in need.

“Volunteers play a central role in our communities – from supporting local food banks in tackling food poverty, to volunteering as a befriender and helping combat loneliness.

“For anyone interested in voluntary work, volunteer fairs organised by WDCVS in Clydebank and Dumbarton are a great opportunity to find out more.”

Alan Stevenson, Chief Executive of Volunteers Scotland, said:

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of Scottish communities and what better time to celebrate their very many vital contributions than during Volunteers’ Week.

“In celebrating volunteers and sharing their stories, we highlight the enormous breadth of volunteering opportunities on offer and demonstrate the many benefits – especially for volunteers.”

The text of Martin’s Early Day Motion to Parliament on Volunteers’ Week 2023 is available here.

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