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Make a Difference with CSV

CSV Make a Difference Day, now the UK’s biggest day of ‘hands-on’ volunteering, takes place this year on Saturday the 30th of October: nearly 100,000 people nation-wide will give time rather than money to improve their local communities.

Top TV presenter Davina McCall is supporting a new recycling kit to help people take part in the event. Davina says: “My recycling kit is a great new way to get involved in CSV Make a Difference Day. If you’re stuck for ideas on how to volunteer, the How -To Kits are a fantastic source of inspiration.”

The kit contains useful ideas on how to recycle anything from foreign coins and stamps to old mobile phones and unwanted spectacles, to support your favourite charities on CSV Make a Difference Day. By using the kit and volunteering to collect discarded items, you can make a real difference to elderly people in the community, homeless families or children in developing countries. Davina’s kit is part of the CSV Make a Difference Day’s free ‘How-to’ Kit series, which offers easy to follow activities to help you make a difference on the day.


Organised by the UK’s largest volunteering charity CSV and supported by Barclays community investment programme, will takes place on the 30 th of October, when nearly 100,000 people nationwide will give time rather than their money to improve their local communities.

CSV Make a Difference Day volunteers are aged between 2 and 105 and activities include brightening up youth clubs, holding tea parties for older people in the community, launching recycling schemes, turning waste ground into parks and tackling bullying.

CSV Make a Difference Day is a chance for young people to act on issues that are important to them. Every volunteer receives a certificate of achievement, which can go towards National Record of Achievement files.

Everyone who register an activity get a free Action Pack, including a badge, a pen, stickers, chocolate and lots more.

For last year’s event, Students at St Patrick’s High School in Armagh, Northern Ireland, organised a School Conservation Club, recycling paper and plastic bottles, as well as collecting old stamps, clothes and mobile phones for charities.

The average person spends 128 days of the year sleeping…Can you give one day to make a difference?

For more information or to register visit www.csv.org.uk/difference or call freephone 0800 284 533.










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