A huge thank you to volunteers on Volunteers Week

Date posted: 1st June 2020

To mark Volunteers Week Thomas Pocklington Trust will be running a series of virtual events for volunteers, sharing volunteer stories and saying a huge thank you to all volunteers.

Charles Colquhoun, Chief Executive at Thomas Pocklington Trust, said: “We want to express our heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers. These include our wonderful Sight Loss Council members, Link Up Volunteers who are often seen as a lifeline to our Link Up members and, of course, our brilliant corporate volunteers.

“These individuals give up their time, energy, enthusiasm and expertise to help us support blind and partially sighted people to live the lives they want to lead. We really appreciate the contribution from each and every one of you and want to use this opportunity to say a huge thank you.”

To find out about the events taking place this week, to hear the inspiring stories from volunteers and to read the personal messages of gratitude to all our volunteers from our team, visit our Volunteer Week page:


Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. To find out more visit: https://volunteersweek.org/


For further information or images please contact: Penny Wilkinson, Thomas Pocklington Trust, penny.wilkinson@pocklington-trust.org.uk 07974 578 637.

Editors’ Notes

About Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives. These include:

  • Acting as an advocate and positive change agent for blind and partially sighted people.
  • Creating opportunities for blind and partially sighted people seeking employment.
  • Enabling opportunities and supporting blind and partially sighted people whilst in and entering education.
  • Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Being an effective partner and grant funder based on our knowledge of the sector.


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