Volunteers needed to help at newly-opened children’s hospice charity shop in Sidmouth

A children’s hospice charity is appealing for volunteers to help out in its new charity shop in Sidmouth.

Sidmouth’s new Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) charity shop, which opened in Fore Street earlier this month, has proved so successful more help is needed with its day-to-day running.

The CHSW shop is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, and help is needed creating shop displays, sorting stock, serving and chatting to customers.

Volunteers can choose their own hours to suit, while learning new skills.

Emma-Louise Lee, shop manager, said: “Trade has been building gradually and we have had some fantastic donations, but if anyone is able to spare a few hours a week, short-term or long term, we’d be hugely grateful.

“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.”

She added: “We’re delighted to have been able to open our Sidmouth shop and offer some fantastic pre-loved items and give them the chance to be loved again, all while raising money to help local families who use our three children’s hospices in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.”

The boutique-style shop opened for the first time on August 12 and was set up in the former New Look premises.

To volunteer, or to find out more, call the Sidmouth shop on 01395 514155, email sidmouth.shop@chsw.org.uk or call in for a chat with Emma-Louise.

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