Fur­ni­ture and vol­un­teers on wanted list

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AT the hospice, we are des­per­ately short of two things which are es­sen­tial to the run­ning of the hospice and they have one thing in com­mon… our shops. The first is fur­ni­ture. It may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about what a hospice re­ally needs but, with our Kens­ing­ton fur­ni­ture shop now open again, we re­ally need more fur­ni­ture to sell.

The second thing we ur­gently need for our shops is vol­un­teers.

We cur­rently have eight hospice shops across Mersey­side and we have va­can­cies for vol­un­teers in all of them.

So, if you live in Formby, South­port, Crosby, Maghull, Kens­ing­ton, Aller­ton, Nether­ton or War­breck, we’ve a shop near you and we need your help.

Our shops are a re­ally valu­able source of in­come for us as they raise over £100,000 each year, which goes di­rectly to­wards car­ing for pa­tients at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Thorn­ton so our shops re­ally do make a big dif­fer­ence to us.

If you have any good qual­ity fur­ni­ture or house­hold goods you no longer want, please give our fur­ni­ture shop a call on 0151 525 3072.

We need ta­bles and chairs, beds, so­fas and cup­boards as well as lamps and soft fur­nish­ings.

We even of­fer a free fur­ni­ture col­lec­tion and house clear­ance ser­vice for good qual­ity items which we can sell in our shops.

Next week is Vol­un­teers’ Week so it’s the per­fect time to start vol­un­teer­ing for the hospice.

Our vol­un­teers get so much out of it. It’s a great way of get­ting out of the house, meet­ing new peo­ple and learn­ing new skills.

It’s also a re­ally valu­able way of sup­port­ing the hospice and help­ing us to raise more money so we can care for more peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.

We are hold­ing a vol­un­teer open day at the hospice in Thorn­ton on Sun­day, June 10 from 2pm to 4pm.

Why not come along and speak to some of our vol­un­teers to find out what it’s like?

If you’d like to come along or just want some more in­for­ma­tion, please call Siob­han on 0151 932 6046.

Please note: So­fas, mat­tresses and up­hol­stered items must be of good qual­ity and meet the Bri­tish Stan­dards Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Fire Safety.

Gill, Dorothy and Mag­gie are vol­un­teers in the Jospice shop in Maghull

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