Maria Caulfield MP thanks volunteers during Volunteer Week

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has thanked the thousands of volunteers across her Lewes constituency during Volunteer Week.

Volunteers play a huge part in everyday life across the UK, but they have become particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic with over 750,000 people signing up to volunteer with the NHS. Many people have also been helping at food banks and local charities at a time when their services are being used more than ever.

Maria Caulfield MP said “As a Member of Parliament I get the privilege of meeting with many charities and voluntary organisations across the Lewes constituency all year round. So many people do so much to support others in need, often with their only reward being the satisfaction of making a difference, but that is enough for them.”

“In this time of global crisis many people have gone above and beyond their normal volunteering or have been doing it for the first time. I have had many constituents contact me needing help and I have been able to refer them to not only businesses and local councils but also many local voluntary groups across the towns and villages that have been set up specifically to help in this time. Thank you to everyone in the Lewes constituency who is volunteering, you are making such a difference and we all appreciate it.”