Hospice’s call for handy volunteers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 July 2016

Weston Hospicecare volunteer Mark Wells with one of the bikes.

Weston Hospicecare volunteer Mark Wells with one of the bikes.


Weston Hospicecare is on the hunt for more people to lend a hand at one of its newest shops, which specialises in cycling equipment and camping gear.

The hospice needs people from Weston to lend a hand at its Bikes And Things shop, which opened last month in Bath Street in Cheddar.

The shop has opened with a flying start, after it raised £500 for the hospice through sales in its first week alone. However, the charity says it needs more volunteers to ensure the shop’s success continues in the future.

The hospice’s director of retail, Gemma Turner, said: “We wanted to make it easier and more affordable for people to stay fit and have an active lifestyle, all while supporting the hospice.

“Our shops couldn’t run without the help of our amazing team of volunteers, and the hospice itself would struggle to keep going without the vital income that the shops provide.

“So, particularly when things are busy – as they are now with the new bike shop – we really need all the help we can get.”

The Cheddar shop is open from 9.30am-4.30pm on Monday to Saturday. If you are interested in volunteering at the Cheddar shop, or at another one of the hospice’s shops, contact 01934 423900.

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