Friends of Flaybrick are lucky enough to have a regular group of volunteers who turn out whatever the weather to help maintain the grounds at Flaybrick. From ground clearance and path laying to weed and plant control around the memorials, there is always something needing to be done all year round, so more helping hands are always welcome.
And did you know?
According to recent studies, ‘volunteering may help you live longer’. The study found that volunteering not only enriches the lives of others, it can also improve your physical and mental well-being.
Researchers pooled a large amount of data from 40 scientific papers into the long-term effects of charity work, revealing that people who volunteered had their risk of dying reduced by as much as 22%.
The study also showed that people who volunteer benefit from various improvements in mental health. Those who gave up their time to help others were less likely to suffer from depression, plus they had higher levels of life satisfaction and well-being.
So, what are you waiting for?
The volunteers meet up at 10am every Thursday and Saturday at the Tollemache Road entrance. We generally work until 12 noon and then head over the road to Tam O’Shanter’s cafe for drinks and a chat.