Civil society is often the glue that binds communities together. It unites people who have strong values and a passion for making life better for others.
It brings selfless people, both paid and unpaid, together with a common purpose.
It benefits both those who give their talents and those who receive them. It increases people’s wellbeing and their enjoyment of life. It gives great comfort to those in need.
Britain should be very proud of its vibrant civil society. It unites selfless people and our nation would be the poorer if we ever lost it. We must all ensure that this never happens.