Whist listening to the news about the King’s Coronation, several Marske residents had the same great idea, and rather than working independently they decided to all work together to arrange The Big Help Out – Marske Volunteer Fair.

 The original idea came from Ben, who lives at Marske Hall, and quite by chance Mrs Lindsey Phelps the new headteacher at Westgarth School also had the same idea, with both contacting Cllr Karen King to see what she thought.  A meeting was arranged by Ruth Hebden, which Ben, Lindsey, Karen and volunteer Christine Watson attended, and we all agreed it would be fantastic to celebrate the many wonderful community groups we have in Marske, and the individuals who volunteer, or have volunteered in the past. 

 Held on 8th May 2023, Marske Hall will be hosting the event between 10am and 2pm,with the first half hour being reserved for anyone who may struggle in a busy environment.  It will be an opportunity for Marske based volunteers to come along and enjoy a free cuppa and a cake as a thank you from local people for all of your hard work and the positive difference you make.  There will also be information available to anyone who visits of many volunteering opportunities, some of which you may have never thought about, such as dog walking for the elderly, making scarecrows, or working with one of the many Marske based charities and community groups, there really will be something for everyone. Everyone is welcome, there will be free refreshments, entertainment and more. If you are based in Marske, want more information on how to get involved or want a free table to promote your volunteering opportunities please contact Ruth Hebden on 01642482672 or email Ruth.hebden@valorumcare.co.uk.