Do you love chatting to people and want to make new friends? How about checking that games are working and that children’s jigsaws have the right number of pieces in them? These are just some of the fun things you can get involved in if you volunteer in our children’s shop on Crewe Road in Alsager which opened a year ago. Two of our current volunteers joined St Luke’s matron Wendy Field to tell her about the shop.

Louise Cooper said “The shop is such a lovely place to volunteer in. It is a joy to see the happy faces of children when they can leave the shop with a big bag of toys and clothes for a bargain price”

Jean Rowley said “The shop is like a treasure trove, so much to see and find, from games to toys and books. It’s a brilliant place to volunteer and any new people will be warmly welcomed.”

The children’s charity shop in Alsager helps to raise some of the £7,500 that the hospice needs to raise every day to run all of its hospice services. St Luke’s is asking people to think about volunteering for them, either a few hours a week or fortnight. They are particularly looking for people to help on Mondays.

Wendy Field, Matron at St Luke’s said “St Luke’s is here for everyone in mid and south Cheshire. People may not be aware that we support patients and families from the Alsager area. We couldn’t run our shops or hospice services without the support of volunteers and we really do appreciate everything that volunteers do for the hospice.”

If you are interested in volunteering, you can apply online at www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/volunteer, call into the shop or telephone Pam on 01606 555690

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