Press release

Making a difference - volunteering with Saga Holidays

Monday 31 March 2008

A new Volunteer Travel Project is launched by Saga Holidays the UK's leading travel company for the over 50s working with local communities in St Lucia.

The programme supports the work of the Saga Charitable Trust at the Dunnottar School and Child Development and Guidance Centre in the Casteries area of St Lucia and provides education and training for disabled children and young adults.

Saga is keen to attract specialist volunteers, to help out at the school with the skills in special education, speech and language therapy, life skills, IT training and support, music, drama and visual arts and crafts.

The feedback has been very positive from participants of similar Saga Volunteer Travel Projects in Nepal and South Africa. On their return to the UK volunteers regularly continue to be involved in fundraising and keeping in touch with their projects.

Andrew Goodsell, Chief Executive of Saga Group said:

"The success of the Saga Volunteer Programme is down to the fact that many of our customers want to share their knowledge and skills to make a difference to the lives of the disadvantaged.

Our expansion has only been limited due to the great care we take to ensure that the projects supported make a sustainable difference to the people and the communities we work with and they utilise the life skills of the Saga volunteer."

Volunteers stay during the programme in St Lucia at the company's own hotel the Bel Jou. Prices for Saga Volunteer Holidays in St Lucia cost from 2229 for a four week stay in 2009. The price includes international flights, meals, accommodation and project expenses.


Notes to Editors:

Pictures of the projects and details of some of the previous volunteers please contact the press team.

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771118.



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