Help raise another £500K for hospice

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Volunteers working in Ashgate Hospice’s 14 charity shops are giving themselves a big pat-on-the-back – after rasing a whopping £500,000 for the charity.

Now the charity is calling on members of the public to join the team and help raise even more cash.

Former volunteer Liam Briggs said: “Working in an Ashgate Hospicecare charity shop is a role that provides lots of variety.

“From working with stock in the morning, in an afternoon I work on reception, where I greet and thank people who come down to donate us items.

“It’s a very fulfilling environment to work in, as we know that our work in the donation centre and shops provides a large part of the income stream for the 
hospice.”

If you are interested in volunteering, Kevin Brown, the Furniture Shop manager, said: “We have plenty of volunteering opportunities over the weekends.

“We also require warehouse volunteers at our Furniture Shop.”

Debbie Fennell, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “Volunteers play a major role in our local Ashgate Hospicecare charity shops.

“As the number of shops increases we are always on the lookout for reliable and committed individuals to join our teams.

“In exchange for knowing that the money you help raise will help our patients you will be rewarded in so many ways.

“Whether you are interested in becoming a volunteer in order to make new friends, utilise existing skills or gain valuable new skills and experience why not pop along to one of our shops and pick up an application form or download one from our website at www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk.

If you are interested in volunteering for roles other than in shops, contact Deborah Fennell on 01246 568801 or email deborah.fennell@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk

To find out more information about becoming shop volunteer, contact Sally Price on 01246 203727 or Kevin Brown at the Hasland Furniture Store on 01246 229536.

Ashgate Hospicecare provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people and their families across North Derbyshire and the High Peak and Dales.