plea for volunteer drivers
in the Burnham-On-Sea area
local hospice charity has this week appealed for volunteer drivers
in the Burnham-On-Sea area to come forward.
Hospicecare says its charity shops in Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar
and Clevedon are busier than ever and there is an urgent need
for deliveries and pickups to be carried out on a daily basis.
Beaton, Volunteer and Training Advisor at Weston Hospicecare,
said: "Our shops really depend on our van drivers, without
them it would be almost impossible to replenish our shops."
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 and get involved with the community. We are
incredibly grateful to everyone who volunteers because it allows
us to have more funds available to provide Hospice care to the
Roy Ackland, pictured, is one of the charity's volunteer van drivers
stock between the charity's shops and goes out into the community
collecting people's larger donations.
He said: "I have been a volunteer driver for about 5 years.
I had always worked in a factory until my retirement and was used
to meeting and speaking to lots of people on a daily basis. I
liked the feeling of being part of a team when I was at work and
seeing the staff and other volunteers in the hospice shops is
just like that."
Over 680 people volunteer for Weston Hospicecare, saving the Hospice
£1.1million a year in salaries. For more information about
volunteering, click here.