l Sharon and Donna are waiting to welcome new volunteers IT is widely acknowledged that Willow Wood, like many charities, could not continue its work without the support of its volunteers.
We currently have a wonderful team of around 650 volunteers who help in many different ways.
One area, however, where we really want more volunteers is in our retail division. With eight shops, two cafes and a huge distribution centre all needing to be staffed six, or in some cases seven days a week, there are always roles to be filled.
Sharon Hodgkiess, retail operations manager, said: “Our shops, cafes and distribution centre are always very busy, and whether you’d like to help in a town centre shop dealing with customers or would rather be behind the scenes we’re sure to have a role to suit you.”
Donna Fitton, community volunteer officer, added: “You don’t need to have experience as training is given. All you need is a friendly smile, a willingness to help and you’ll fit right in with our great team.”
If you’re interested in volunteering, just drop in your nearest Willow Wood shop and have a chat to the manager. We can even arrange a trial taster day to see how you enjoy it. Alternatively, go to the volunteering page at www.willowwood.info to find out more and to download a volunteer application form. WILLOW Wood is holding another of its famous Clearance Sales at the huge distribution centre on Langham Street, Ashton-underLyne.
Gemma Coy, the distribution centre manager, explained: “If you’ve got an eye for bargain don’t miss our sale on Friday, May 25.
“Anything and everything will be marked down to rock bottom prices, and our sale items range from furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac to small electrical goods and much more.”
The sale also has a very popular feature – the chance to fill a bag with clothes for just £5. With shoes and bags from just £1, you can easily create a whole new outfit for less than £10.
Gemma warned: “Don’t be late, as the sale starts at 10am sharp and we’re open until 3pm. If you’ve not been before, just put our postcode (OL7 9AX) in your sat nav. Because we’re just off Oldham Road we’re also easy to get to if you’re using public transport.”