Volunteers sought for Suffolk hospice charity

St Nicholas Hospice Care is holding an open morning on August 10 for volunteers in its donation cent

St Nicholas Hospice Care is holding an open morning on August 10 for volunteers in its donation centre Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE CARE - Credit: Archant

People are being encouraged to find out more about volunteering for a Bury St Edmunds-based charity at an open morning.

St Nicholas Hospice Care is looking for volunteers willing to help out at its donation centre, and will be holding an open morning for people to find out more about the roles available.

Anyone interested is invited to the open morning on Friday, August 10, which will take place from 10am-noon at the charity’s warehouse in Chapel Pond Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

Garry Marjoram, the charity’s warehouse manager, said: “We could really do with a few more volunteers to join the warehouse team. We are a busy team and we would really appreciate some extra help.

“There is a fun and friendly atmosphere. We’re a bit like a family, to be honest, everyone gets along and we enjoy what we do. You don’t need any particular skills, just a willingness to be part of the team and a smile always helps.”

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The donation centre is the hospice’s warehouse and homes many of the goods donated to the charity.

Before the donations make their way to the charity’s shops for sale they are sorted and organised, and in particular, volunteers are needed to help with this part of the process, which enables the hospice to make the most out of ever donation they receive.

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Throughout the morning, current volunteers will be on hand to share their experiences, along with members of the warehouse team.

People will also be able to tour the building and refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in volunteering who cannot make the open morning can visit www.stnicholashospice.org.uk and search ‘volunteering’, email: recruitment@stnh.org.uk or telephone 01284 731941.

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