08 Oct 2015
Today sees the authentic release of the charity Guide Dogs’ four-year partnership with The Scout Association, known as A Million Hands, which goals to take on 4 problems confronted by means of society.
To mark the release, The Scout Association has launched figures appearing that the United Kingdom is also shedding out on greater than 15.four million hours of teenage volunteering time per 30 days. The analysis, performed by means of ComRes, polled 1,000 younger other folks in the United Kingdom elderly 12 to 24 and confirmed that 82% of younger other folks as of late consider that it can be crucial for the younger to take on social problems.
In reality, one 3rd (37%) of those younger other folks participate in social motion – as an example volunteering for a charity – as soon as every week. In distinction, virtually 3 quarters (73%) of Scouts in the United Kingdom volunteer of their native communities each and every week.
A Million Hands goals to get the Scouts’ 500,000 younger individuals doing sensible issues inside their very own native communities to take on 4 social problems. Guide Dogs is one in every of six charities operating with the Scouts underneath those 4 problems – psychological well being (Mind), dementia (Alzheimer’s Society), incapacity (Guide Dogs and Leonard Cheshire Disability), and get admission to to scrub water and sanitation (WaterAid). The Canal & River Trust may be on board.
A Million Hands is our probability to proportion our tale with 500,000 younger other folks and younger volunteers, enticing them with our life-changing paintings with the purpose of harnessing a brand new technology of supporters. Each and each and every Guide Dogs workforce can take pleasure in this partnership, as The Scout Association has Scout teams proper throughout the United Kingdom.
To in finding out extra, talk over with www.scouts.org.united kingdom/amillionhands, or in the event you’re a Scout or Scout Leader short of to determine what else you'll do for Guide Dogs, talk over with www.guidedogs.org.united kingdom/amillionhands. Use #AMillionHands in the event you’re posting on social media.