“A warm welcome is guaranteed and it’s a chance to see our shop, have a cuppa and find out more about volunteering” – open afternoon is an opportunity to learn more about supporting EACH in Cambridge

Would-be shop volunteers keen to raise funds for a leading children’s charity have the chance to find out more at a special open afternoon. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is opening a new store in Milton Road, Cambridge.

The ribbon is being cut at 10am on Thursday, 16th February and it will be the 46th shop in EACH’s portfolio – the ninth in Cambridgeshire. Prospective volunteers are being invited to an open afternoon at the shop from 2pm this Thursday (9th February).

They will have the chance to ask questions and meet the charity’s Retail Area Manager for the North-West, Simon Foster.

Simon said: “Everyone here is extremely excited to be opening in such a popular, busy part of the city and it’s a location we’ve had our eye on for some time. As ever, though, the key to its success will be building a team of wonderful volunteers because they’re the driving force behind our Retail operation.

“Anyone interested in joining us, doing something incredibly worthwhile, learning new skills and meeting new people and friends is invited to our open afternoon on Thursday. A warm welcome is guaranteed and it’s a chance to see our shop, have a cuppa and find out more about what volunteering entails.

“We can answer questions and talk about the range of jobs available. There’s a real variety, to suit people’s skills and interests, and it’s a great way to gain valuable retail and admin experience.”

The address for the new shop is 125 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1XE. If you are unable to attend the open afternoon but would still like to find out more, email volunteerservices@each.org.uk

Simon added: “No experience is necessary – just a positive attitude and the willingness to get stuck in and work hard. Just a few hours a week can make a huge difference and shifts are available from Monday to Saturday (9am to 5pm).

“Volunteering can be flexible to fit around other commitments. Just let us know what works for you.”

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospice
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices
www.instagram.com/eachhospices
www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices


For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

 

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