Volunteers needed at reopened Children’s Hospice South West shop in Budleigh Salterton – with many helpers still shielding

Volunteers are being sought to help at the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Budleigh Salterton after it successfully reopened following lockdown.

The High Street outlet welcomed back customers on June 26 and is one of only six of the cause’s 35 stores to have done so as part of a phased return.

Manager Kate Salter said trade has been excellent, but, with many of the shop’s usual volunteers still shielding, extra support is needed.

She added: “We’re delighted that customers are returning and supporting the shop and the charity, but if anyone could spare a few hours a week, short-term or long-term, we’d be hugely grateful.

“If there are any students who might be able to lend a hand in the holidays, we’d love to hear from them.

“Volunteering in our charity shops is one of the most popular ways to support the charity and there’s a role to suit everyone, from creating shop displays and sorting stock, to serving and chatting to customers.

“You can choose your own hours, gain skills to use for the future and meet like-minded people. You’ll be part of a happy, friendly team and know that you’re making a difference.”

The shop is currently open between 9am and 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

The charity’s new Exmouth shop is due to open at 10.30 am on Friday, July 24. A new Sidmouth shop is expected to open early August.

If you would like to help in the Budleigh Salterton shop, or would like to find out more, call the shop on 01395 445825, email budleigh.shop@chsw.org.uk or pop in for a chat with Kate.

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