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VOLUNTEER WEEK 2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1323: tabled on 04 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates Volunteer Week 2018, which runs from 1 to 7 June, and commends the huge contribution that volunteers make to our society; recognises that volunteering contributes more than £22 billion to the UK economy, around 1.2% of GDP, and that in 2016-17 19.8 million people volunteered at least once a year, with 11.9 million people volunteering at least once a month; is proud of the fact that in North Ayrshire alone, an estimated 34,000 people, 30% of adults volunteer, contributing around 4.5 million hours of help and £62m to the local economy; acknowledges the range of organisations within the voluntary sector and celebrates the essential work these organisations do; notes that volunteering also benefits those who volunteer, with studies showing that volunteers are happier than those who do not and further notes that volunteering has a positive impact on health conditions such as depression and anxiety; also understands that volunteering can be an effective way for people to learn new skills, as well as to build self-esteem and confidence; and thanks every volunteer for the vital and selfless contribution they make to our society, which our communities could not do without.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2018
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2018
Harrow East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2018
Congleton
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2018
West Dunbartonshire
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2018
Westmorland and Lonsdale
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2018
High Peak
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 June 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2018
Hartlepool
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2018
Edinburgh West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Glasgow East
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2018
Blackpool South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2018
Glasgow South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2018
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2018
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2018
Glasgow South West
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2018
Colne Valley

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.