Between 1st and 12th June, organisations all over the UK are celebrating their volunteers, and St Luke’s Hospice is joining the annual celebrations by thanking its volunteers for all of their hard work.

Every year more than 800 volunteers donate more than 93,000 hours of time to St Luke’s, both within the Hospice and in the local community of Cheshire. This in turn saves the Hospice an incredible £600,000 in salaries and boosts the team by the equivalent of 48 full time members of staff. St Luke’s is incredibly grateful for this dedication, which boosts the service that they can provide to people in need.

St Luke’s has a huge range of volunteer opportunities, many of which have vacancies. From working in their charity and coffee shops across mid and south Cheshire and raising vital funds, to becoming a computer-savvy eBay researcher or helping at exciting fundraising events throughout the year, there is so much to get involved with!

There are benefits for volunteers too. With proven health benefits, volunteering is a chance to give back to the community and to St Luke’s, make new friends and gain new skills, whatever your age.

Rita, who volunteers at the St Luke’s shop in Northwich, said “I found myself by doing something really worthwhile”, whilst Norma, who volunteers in Winsford, said “St Luke’s have been a big support to my husband during his cancer treatment and I wanted to give something back. It is a lovely, friendly team!”

If you are interested in becoming a valued volunteer at St Luke’s, contact Pam at volunteer@stlukes-hospice.co.uk or on 01606 555690.