Nicholas Owen signs up as a volunteer for children’s charity close to his heart

BBC Newsreader, Nicholas Owen, has signed up to become a local volunteer driver for The Children’s Trust, a charity which supports children with brain injury and neurodisability. Nicholas, who is also an Ambassador for the charity, will drive children and young people at The Children’s Trust to and from vital medical appointments, activity days (which are a crucial part of their rehabilitation) and home. Nicholas comments: ‘‘I’m very proud to be part of The Children’s Trust. Over the years I have met with a number of volunteer drivers to see how important their help is to both the children and parents. I think becoming a volunteer driver is the perfect way to get more involved with a charity I care greatly about. Once I’ve passed the customary assessment test with the transport team, I look forward to getting started!’’ Nicholas Owen newsreader smiling for photo with new donated van to The Children's Trust The Children’s Trust, based in Tadworth, Surrey has 1,200 volunteers who help with a huge range of tasks, including gardening, supporting events, working in the charity's shops and in our care and educational services. Collectively, over 150,000 hours are dedicated by the volunteers every year. Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of The Children’s Trust comments: ‘‘We are extremely grateful to have Nicholas’s continued support. Over the last seven years, Nicholas has very generously given us a lot of his time, hosting concerts and regularly visiting The Children’s Trust to meet the children and young people. We look forward to welcoming him to our brilliant volunteering team.’’ Nicholas Owen will be starting his volunteer work with The Children’s Trust later this Summer. If you’re interested in volunteering for The Children’s Trust, please visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/volunteer

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