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Argos team gives helping hand

8th August 2016

Argos team and nurses at warehouse

St Richard’s Hospice, has received a helping hand from Argos with 30 of the company’s managers recently supporting the reorganisation of its extensive warehouse during a volunteering day.
St Richard’s 18,000 square foot warehouse houses a wide range of generous public donations from furniture and antiques to books, clothes and bric-a-brac – with the aim of the day to improve efficiency in sorting the donations and delivering them to its local charity shops.
With the blue print and plans designed in advance by St Richard’s commercial director, nurses from the hospice joined forces with the Argos team to bring them to life in just eight hours.

Dan Corns, commercial director at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We were delighted to welcome the team from Argos to help us reorganise our warehouse and are very grateful for the support. The new system is making it so much easier for us to manage the large volume of donations we receive and stock our stores with high quality pre-loved items. Each year, our 17 stores raise nearly £2.4million to help fund the excellent care and support everyone here at St Richard’s provides each and every day.”
Argos store manager, Shaun Saunders, was part of the team and added: “St Richard’s provides a fantastic level of support to its patients and their families, so it was a pleasure for us to be able to help in any way that we could. As it happens, the team from Argos was able to use its extensive knowledge and experience within a retail environment to successfully rise to the challenge, getting the warehouse in shape to help continue the vital work that the charity undertakes.”
St Richard’s Hospice relies on donations, support and volunteers to continue its work. Anyone interested in volunteering can attend Open Information Evenings to discuss with staff where they believe individual skills would be best suited. For more information about attending email volunteers@strichards.org.uk or call 01905 763963.