The Prospect Hospice’s two charity shops in Marlborough are in urgent need of new volunteers. The shops are well supported by the community and the charity needs more volunteers to undertake a variety of roles, from sorting through donations to serving on the shop floor.
Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice, said: “Volunteers are priceless to our shops, which are an important part of the hospice’s fundraising. We are looking for people interested in volunteering and who are enthusiastic and motivated and have a flair for fashion, books, music and antiques.
“We are flexible on the amount of time volunteers can give, it can be from as little as an hour. Volunteering for us is a great way to meet new people, gain retail experience and learn new skills, while also helping your local hospice to provide end-of-life care to people.”
The charity’s shops re-opened on 12 April, the first time in 2021 due to the Coronavirus national lockdown and Victoria said there was pent up demand from shoppers.
She said: “Our two charity shops in Marlborough are well supported in the community and this has been reflected since they re-opened after the national lockdown. In the first week of trading the shops doubled their income target and we are so grateful to our customers for their support.”
Both shops are in the High Street, Marlborough. One specialises in menswear and media and the other in ladies clothing and homeware.
If you are interested in volunteering at the shops please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Graham Biggs on 07884 261259. The minimum age for volunteering is 14 (parental consent required for under 16s).