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Notice: Volunteers Needed In Phyllis Tuckwell Shops

Published on: 15 Sep, 2020
Updated on: 17 Sep, 2020

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care is in need of more volunteers to help in its 18 charity shops, which are located across West Surrey and North-East Hampshire.

The charity says: “If you’re a people person, you’ll love the social interaction that volunteering in Phyllis Tuckwell’s busy shops will bring, as you help new and regular customers, and get to know the other staff and volunteers there.”

From serving customers and operating the till, to sorting, steaming and pricing stock, Phyllis Tuckwell’s retail volunteers are vital in helping raise money to fund its care.

Lockdown closed all of Phyllis Tuckwell’s shops, and although most have now re-opened, many of its volunteers have been unable to return to help in them, and consequently some of the shops are now operating on reduced opening hours.

The shops bring in vital funds for the charity, which cares for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, but they cannot operate without the help of its volunteers.

The director of income generation at Phyllis Tuckwell, Peter Foxton, said: “We urgently need more volunteers to help us get our shops fully open.

“We have introduced Covid-secure processes to keep our staff and volunteers safe, including quarantining stock and enhanced levels of cleanliness.”

Training is given with morning or afternoon shifts available.

By giving your time, you’ll be helping to raise money to support patients and their families, at probably the most difficult time in their lives.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Phyllis Tuckwell has continued to provide supportive and end-of-life care for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, providing 24-hour front line care at the hospice in Farnham and in patients’ own homes.

It has to raise more than £20,000 a day to provide this care, and with many of its fundraising events cancelled, its retail shops are now more important than ever in helping it raise the money it needs.

To find out more about becoming a retail volunteer, contact Phyllis Tuckwell’s Voluntary Services team on 01252 729400 or email voluntary.services@pth.org.uk.

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