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Chance to volunteer at new hospice shop

14th September 2017

Community-spirited members of the public are being invited to volunteer at a new St Richard’s Hospice shop.

The premises, spanning two floors, can be found at 17-18 High Street in Kidderminster and is due to throw open its doors to the public during the second week of October.

Volunteers are needed to staff the new store – which will soon be filled with an assortment of high-quality, second-hand goods.

A volunteer recruitment event will be held at the shop on Tuesday, 19th September from 1pm to 4pm for anyone who would like to find out more.

DSC07910Kirstie Smith, St Richard’s Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator, said: “Volunteering in our shops can be an extremely varied and rewarding experience as there is a whole range of areas to work in – from manning the till to creating eye-catching window displays and sorting and pricing the many donations.

“For many volunteers, the experience they gain working in the hospice’s shops benefits them in the long-term – with previous volunteers going on to secure permanent work in the retail sector with skills learned as a volunteer.

“Volunteering in our new Kidderminster shop is also a great chance to be part of something new from its beginnings – so why not come along to our event on Tuesday and find out more?”

Along with clothing, varied bric-a-brac, CDs, DVDs and more – the shop will boast an impressive collection of around 12,000 books for literature-lovers to browse.

The beautifully fitted St Richard’s shop in Kidderminster is the latest addition to the Worcestershire charity’s growing portfolio of stores. The shop is being refurbished to a high standard and will help regenerate and attract customers to the area.

The premises were carefully chosen for their location in the heart of Kidderminster and will help raise awareness of the charity – which supports patients from the area at its In-patient Unit in Worcester.

There will be a preview evening held at the new shop for members of the public to attend. The date for this event is to be confirmed, however if you would like to be notified please register your interest by emailing shopevents@strichards.org.uk

For more information about the Volunteer Recruitment event, contact Kirstie Smith, St Richard’s Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator, on 01905 763963 or email ksmith@strichards.org.uk

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.