HE hospice relies on a regular supply of donations to stock our shops and a constant flow of new stock is vital to their continuing success.
One way many local people show their support for the hospice is through donating items no longer required.
Because of the level of support the hospice receives from all over the local community we have had to review the hours the hospice vans are out and about.
These vans are the lifeblood behind collection and delivery of goods and to make sure we can collect as many donations as possible during the day we are now operating two collection and delivery shifts, 8.30 – 12.30 and 12.30 – 4.30 and we are now urgently seeking more volunteer drivers and mates to go out and about collecting donations of furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac which are sold throughout the hospice shops to raise vital funds.
Chief executive Karen Houlston said: “Volunteers are an essential part of our hospice team. Without them we would not be able to provide the vast range of services, facilities and the special care that we do for patients and families. But as the demands on the hospice services continue to grow so does the need to increase funds and increasing the hours our vans are “out on the road” will help enormously”.
So if you’re enthusiastic, reliable, have a normal driving licence, four hours to spare once a week and would like to help Willow Wood raise vital funds then the hospice would love to hear from you.
There are three ways to find out how your help will make a huge difference in the lives of local people. You can either call into the Pad in Stalybridge, give either Beatrice Robinson or Mandy McDermott a ring on 0161 330 1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Volunteers with a hospice van