Community Champions Update: Celebrating #VolunteersWeek 2021

Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1-7 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year. Our Community Champions are no exception.

As the Community Champions Project Manager, I have witnessed first hand the dedication, enthusiasm, and passion of our Champions and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with them. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight their contributions to Sustainable Merton’s many projects this year and thank them for all they have done to make Merton a healthier, happier, and more sustainable place to live.

Thank you Community Champions and happy #VolunteersWeek!

New Faces: Celebrating our newest Champions

New Community Champion Kuziva was recently the guest speaker at the event "All is One: Art and climate crisis" and wrote a blog all about the healing powers of nature. She is an artist and independent researcher with a focus on African women and sustainability through an African lens. She said: “I think that it is so important to live as sustainably as possible and becoming a Community Champion allows me to do this”. Thank you, Kuziva!