Thank you, Team Croí
Charities change the world and people’s lives but they would not survive without their supporters!
Today is International Volunteer Day and we want to thank our wonderful volunteers and acknowledge the vital role our volunteers play in making sure Croí can continue to provide vital services to people who need them.
International Volunteer day was launched by the United Nations to celebrate the spirit of volunteering. It’s an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to raise awareness of and gain an understanding for the contribution they make to their communities.
Volunteering is one of those good things that everyone loves! Charities love it because they believe in the power of doing good. And, according to all the research, the volunteers themselves love it because it makes them feel good. Researchers have identified something called “helper’s high”, and many studies have found that over 70% of volunteers feel better or healthier after helping out.
And it gets better… Did you know that some studies have found that volunteering for at least 200 hours per year (4 hours a week) dramatically lowers blood pressure in older adults? We are totally behind that!
Our wonderful volunteers support us in so many ways, including fundraising, event coordination, health promotion and public awareness. Thank you for taking the time to support Croí and helping us in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
#TeamCroí – we could not do it without you.