Shakespeare Hospice keen to welcome new volunteers - The Stratford Observer

Shakespeare Hospice keen to welcome new volunteers

Stratford Editorial 8th Oct, 2018 Updated: 8th Oct, 2018   0

THE SHAKESPEARE Hospice is keen to welcome new volunteers.

The Shottery-based hospice is encouraging people to join them as they mark Hospice Care Week, running until October 14.

The hospice is holding an open morning on Friday October 12, between 10am and noon to answer any questions about volunteering.

There are also eight shops across the region including clothing shops in Wellesbourne, Henley and Alcester, and a designer boutique, bookshop and coffee shop in Stratford, as well as furniture stores in Stratford, Kenilworth and Moreton in Marsh where people can pop and chat to staff to find out more about retail volunteer opportunities.

The Shakespeare Hospice offers care and support to those living with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.

The Shakespeare Hospice’s services cost £2.3 million a year of which it receives an 11 per cent contribution from the NHS. The Shakespeare Hospice depends on volunteers to fulfil its goal of providing free care to patients and their families.

Michael Synnott who volunteers at the Kenilworth Furniture Store, said: “I was motivated to volunteer because I wanted to give something back to the hospice movement.

“But since joining the team at The Shakespeare Hospice furniture shop in Kenilworth a number of other benefits have become obvious. In particular, I interact with a wide range of friendly and interesting people.

“Volunteering is a win-win: I am giving back but I am getting so much out of it as well.”

Visit or call Carole Lomas on 01789 266852 for more information about volunteering positions.

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