Vol­un­teers needed

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion shop in Mac­cles­field is ap­peal­ing for lo­cal peo­ple to vol­un­teer and help fight heart dis­ease.

There is a wide range of vol­un­teer roles avail­able at the Mill Street store from help­ing out on the sales floor to work­ing as a driver out on the road to col­lect­ing stock or help­ing be­hind the scenes get­ting stock ready to go on sale.

The store’s new as­sis­tant man­ager Kim Doughty said: “I started vol­un­teer­ing with the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion shop in Wilm­slow while I was look­ing for work and I loved it so much I ended up ap­ply­ing for the as­sis­tant man­ager’s po­si­tion here in Mac­cles­field.

“It’s such an ex­cit­ing en­vi­ron­ment to work in as there are so many dif­fer- ent things to get stuck into. Ev­ery­day is dif­fer­ent and you meet so many great peo­ple. I’d love to meet any­one who is in­ter­ested in join­ing our team in Mac­cles­field and show­ing them all the things I love about our shop.

“Vol­un­teer­ing is re­ward­ing, of­fer­ing an op­por­tu­nity to learn new skills and make friends with peo­ple from the lo­cal com­mu­nity. Our vol­un­teers are at the heart of the char­ity and we sim­ply wouldn’t be able to con­tinue our life­sav­ing work with­out them.”

Coro­nary heart dis­ease is the UK’s sin­gle big­gest killer.

Man­ager Vikki Arasteh said: “For over 50 years the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion has pi­o­neered re­search that’s trans- formed the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with heart and cir­cu­la­tory con­di­tions. Our work has been cen­tral to the dis­cov­er­ies of vi­tal treat­ments that are chang­ing the fight against heart dis­ease.

“But so many peo­ple still need our help; from ba­bies born with lifethreat­en­ing heart prob­lems to the many mums, dads and grand­par­ents who sur­vive a heart at­tack and en­dure the daily bat­tles of heart fail­ure.

“Ev­ery hour of a vol­un­teer’s time could help make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s lives.”

If any­one is in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved, they can visit the shop and ask to speak to Vicky or Kim or they can call us on 01625 511958 to find out more.

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