Happy-go- lucky Sandra Millward, from Moulton, has been volunteering at St Luke’s Furnishings, Fashion and Food, based in Winsford for three months. After moving away from a life as a mobile hairdresser in the Isle of Wight, she was looking for a way to meet new people and stay active in her retirement.

“They are a lovely bunch at the shop,” says Sandra, “I just recently moved to the area to be closer to my daughter and it can be quite difficult to meet people. My daughter used to come in here and she suggested I volunteer. It’s the best thing I’ve done actually and all for a good cause!”

Sandra usually volunteers at the shop for one day each week and a typical day will include measuring up new donated stock and serving members of the public. “I used to mark-up stock too,” says Sandra, “but I was inclined to mark it too low, so I don’t do that anymore!”

Sandra would definitely recommend taking advantage of the volunteering opportunities at St Luke’s.

“Everyone makes you so welcome. People are very friendly and if you are down, then they will pick you up. I look forward to a Monday and that’s a big thing I think.”

St Luke’s has a wide range of volunteer opportunities, from eBay researchers and gardeners to befrienders and retail assistants in one of our eight Cheshire outlets.

St Luke’s is always looking for more people to volunteer! For more information please contact Pam Ford Volunteer Co-coordinator on 01606 555690 or visit www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/volunteer.