Thursday, 10 December 2015

The shout has gone out to recruit volunteers for a Hospice charity shop that is getting ready to officially open its doors for the first time on Friday January 22nd.

Located at 85 St Peters Street in a prominent position in the town, the Peace Hospice Care shop will be the 14th shop opened by the charity. 

Peace Hospice Care serves the local community  offering support to those  with a life limiting illness and their families including residents from St Albans and surrounding areas.

Last year Peace Hospice Care supported almost 100 people from St Albans and continues to offer support to those facing a life limiting illness. The charity needs to raise over £5 million each year to run its services. The new shop will play an important role in reaching this target.

In addition to recruiting a shop manager and assistant manager a voluntary workforce are urgently needed to join the team.

Peace Hospice Care Director of Trading, Steve Rose, said, 'This is a very exciting moment for Peace Hospice Care.  It is the first time we have opened a shop in St Albans. Preparations are underway for the new  year opening, and we hope we can find some eager volunteers to get involved, give their time to help the shop and the charity reach the hearts of the local residents.'

Peace Hospice Care provides services that include an Inpatient Unit, a Hospice at Home team and Starlight Centre services to help support people at an earlier stage of their illness.

To get involved with volunteering at the St Albans shop and to find out more contact Volunteering Team on 01923 330346.

For further information on Peace Hospice Care visit www.peacehospicecare.org.uk