Hospice urgent appeal for volunteer drivers and driver’s assistants

Willowbrook Hospice has launched an urgent appeal for volunteer drivers and van driver’s assistants in the St Helens and Knowsley area to help with collections of donations and deliveries.

Bev Neilson, Retail Volunteer Coordinator at Willowbrook Hospice, said: “We’ve got 16 charity shops throughout ‘our patch’ and we really depend on our van drivers and assistants to help stock our shops and deliver any large items to our customers. All the money raised through our shops helps Willowbrook to continue to care and support people with life limiting illnesses across St Helens and Knowsley.

“Volunteering can be incredibly rewarding. Many of our volunteers have developed new skills or gained valuable work experience. It’s a great way to meet new people from all walks of life and get involved with the community and without the support of our volunteers we couldn’t continue to do what we do..”

Barry Lyon, one of Willowbrook’s volunteer drivers says: “I’m proud to volunteer for Willowbrook and have seen the fantastic work that the hospice does first hand. It’s an amazing organisation and offers so much help and support to people in our local community. “Since I became a volunteer for Willowbrook I’ve met a great bunch of people – staff, fellow volunteers and supporters – and I would encourage anyone who’s got a few hours to spare to sign up and join the Willowbrook volunteer team.”

For more information about volunteering please contact Bev on 01744 766929 or email help@willowbrookhospice.org.uk

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