MP Jim Fitzpatrick given ‘pledge kit’ to volunteer for Make A Difference Day

MP Jim Fitzpatrick has been given a ‘pledge kit’ by music producer Pete Waterman for ‘Make a Difference Day’ on Saturday.

The pledge kit has ideas for the Poplar & Limehouse MP such as sharing his career skills with community clubs, groups and small charities, planting flowers in a park, baking a cake to donate to a lonely neighbour, homeless shelter or nursing home or even knitting hand puppets for children.

The MP isn’t revealing what he’s trying his hand at on Saturday.

But organisers of the biggest single day for volunteering in the country say everyone has a skill, even politicians, that they can use to help community clubs, groups and small charities survive during difficult economic times. These include web design, marketing, accountancy, photography, gardening or music.

‘Make A Difference’ is supported by charities like east London’s Barnardo’s, Sue Ryder Care, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Action on Hearing Loss, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK. Volunteers can freecall 0800-284 533, email or go online at

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