1st-7th June is National Volunteers’ Week. The weekend of the 5th and 6th is The Big Lunch. 5th-11th is Neighbourhood Watch Week. And throughout June and July there are many other national days and events scheduled.
Each of these events focus on different aspects of our community. But they are all about us connecting with neighbours and others. After the past year, when disconnection has been the norm, getting together (within the rules of whatever social distancing needs to be done) is very special.
But this is not just about getting back to the pub with friends and family. It’s about your neighbours; about that older person who you don’t see much; about someone who has been so busy caring for others that they haven’t had time to connect themselves.
So please use the excuse from the Month of Community to connect with others around you in whatever way feels appropriate and as you are able.
Here’s a rundown of some of the many things we’ve spotted that are taking place over the coming weeks. There may be something here you can connect with.
Volunteers Week 1-7 June. National volunteers’ week celebrates volunteering of all types. It’s a time to say thank you to every volunteer who over the past year has helped our communities. Whether that’s a befriender; school governor; charity trustee; volunteer driver; someone who shopped for a neighbour; community group helpers or many others. Our communities rely on volunteers. This week is a time to say thanks.
The Big Lunch 5-6 June. Led by the Eden Project.
Carers Week 7-13 June
Loneliness Awareness Week 14-18 June
Refugee Week 14-20 June
Small Charity Week 14-19 June
The Great Get Together 18-20 June
Thank You Day 4 July
Big Local North Cleethorpes has our own online discussion website called “North Clee” which we’re trying to encourage people to get involved with. It’s a social media site that remains ‘member only’ and focuses only on North Cleethorpes. So if you’ve got something to say or discuss about our area, visit the site and register yourself. We’re keen to get those discussions going. And this Month of Community is a good excuse to get that started.
Go to www.biglocalnorthcleethorpes.org.uk/northclee