Hospice’s plea for extra volunteers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 June 2016

Weston Hospicecare volunteers.

Weston Hospicecare volunteers.

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Weston Hospicecare has issued a plea for more volunteers to help it maintain its services and shops across Weston and its surrounding villages.

The hospice has more than 700 volunteers on its books, who work across several different roles, ranging from maintaining its 16 retail shops to lending a hand at its base in Thornbury Road, Uphill.

Its volunteer and training manager, Maria Beaton, said more volunteers were needed to help in its shops, its eBay team and warehouse.

Maria said: “These wonderful people make our communities – and our hospice – better, just by being themselves.

“We’re always happy to have another set of hands (and) if you can spare even just an hour each week, we’re grateful for any and all of the support our community provides.”

Ann King has volunteered at the hospice’s Worle homewares shop for two years.

She said: “I have a retail background, and I wanted to use my experience to help others in need.

“But I also really enjoy meeting new people and working alongside other great volunteers.”

Anyone who is interested in volunteering can contact 01934 423900 or visit the charity’s next coffee morning, which will take place from 10am to noon on Friday at Jackson-Barstow House, in Thornbury Road, Uphill.

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