Seaton charity shop’s appeal for volunteers

Seaton Shop Manager Louisa Dayman (left) with volunteer June Shaw. Picture: SUBMITTED

Seaton Shop Manager Louisa Dayman (left) with volunteer June Shaw. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Hospiscare store is looking to recruit at least five more helpers

Hospiscare is appealing for more volunteers to help in its Seaton shop.

The charity has more than 20 stores in Devon and relies heavily on the generosity of volunteers to run them.

In the Seaton shop they have a core group of helpers but could do with at least five more.

June Shaw, 61 from Seaton, has volunteered at the shop for the last three years.


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She said: “Shortly after my husband died four-and-a-half years ago, I decided to give up work.

“When someone close to you dies it brings it home that there is more to life than work, but I still wanted to have something to do.

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“A friend already volunteered at the shop so I just came along with her. Now I volunteer twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. It’s a lovely crowd to work with - a happy place to be. I serve a lot on the front desk and really enjoy meeting the customers.

“Volunteering has also led onto other things. I have signed up for Hospiscare’s Icelandic Trek next year, so I’m currently fundraising, too. I’m hosting a charity fashion show on the 23rd November at the Gateway Town Hall in Seaton from 7pm to 7.30pm, and selling high street goods which are being supplied by Travelling Trends at drastically reduced prices. Everyone is welcome, to pop into the shop and buy a ticket for £6!

“I don’t know what Seaton would do without Hospiscare nurses, so I really love being able to help by volunteering and fundraising.”

Seaton Shop Manager Louisa Dayman said: “I couldn’t do my job without the volunteers, they are fabulous but I could really do with some more. I hope anyone who is thinking about volunteering will come in for a chat, it’s always a flexible arrangement and our volunteers do as much or as little as they have time for.

To find out more visit the shop or call Louisa on 01297 22457 or email volunteering@hospiscare.co.uk.

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Hospiscare is a local adult hospice charity, providing free, high quality care and support to people with any type of terminal illness, and those close to them, in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

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