Making a difference in your community can start with a simple click. Alex Bellars was among the first of the 10,000 new volunteers Join In wants to get involved in local sport and he couldn’t be a better match for New Forest and District Sailability Club (NFDS) in Hampshire.
When primary school teacher Alex Bellars heard about Eddie Izzard’s plea for 10,000 more volunteers to help grassroots sports clubs, he immediately logged on to the Join In website to volunteer at his nearest sailing club. “I heard about Join In before but I joined the #BigHelpOut movement the day the campaign was launched. I’ve always wanted to help with disability and sport and I love sailing, so this was a great opportunity!”
Alex realised how many opportunities were available to him, including one on his doorstep. “NFDS appeared at the top of the list when I searched for a club that needed volunteers. I drove past it many times on the way from Ringwood to the local pub without ever actually going there.”