TV presenter Maggie Philbin will be at a volunteer organisation’s open day in Harborough after being named its patron.
Former Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie is the theory and technology correspondent for the BBC and works on science programme Bang Goes the Theory.
She grew up in the Harborough area and will return tomorrow (Friday) for Voluntary Action South Leicestershire’s VASL Vacation event at The Methodist Church Hall in Northampton Road from 1pm to 3pm.
Maggie, whose sister Nickie works part-time at the charity as a funding consultant, said: “It’s a great opportunity for me and others to meet the team at VASL, find out what they do and see if they can help you, or if you want to get involved, like I have.
“It’s amazing to hear what they are all doing and the dedication they show in what they do. Best of all is hearing about the changes they have made in the lives of people in the local community.
“Growing up in Harborough means that I am aware of the lack of facilities for young people, the isolation that elderly people face living in the rural areas and VASL does many things to support these and other vulnerable people.”
To attend the event, which includes a free lunch turn up at the hall by 1pm.
“My sister has been working part time at VASL as a funding consultant, so I already knew a lot about VASL and what I knew impressed me.
“I was so impressed I’ve asked them if they would mind if I interviewed some of the staff tomorrow, so the people of Harborough that come to the event can find out first-hand what actually goes on – there will also be a free lunch, so why not come along and grab a plate, a seat and listen to what is happening at VASL?”
Maggie was brought up in Market Harborough and still visits often as her family is based here. If you want to attend, just turn up by 1:00pm To The Methodist Hall, Northampton Road, tomorrow.