Furniture and volunteers on wanted list
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