Help hospice care for South Tyneside people by becoming a volunteer
Bosses at St Clare’s Hospice, in Jarrow, are on the lookout for people willing to donate their time to help others.
The charity, based in Primrose Terrace, provides in-patient and day care services for adults with life-limiting illnesses.
The volunteers will be needed to help with fundraising events with a range of positions available from managing stalls, to marshalling and bagpacking.
Volunteer Susan Inskip said: “I’ve been volunteering for 12 months now, after having cancer, I felt a need to help others in a similar position. St Clare’s Hospice, being a local charity, seemed the obvious choice.
“I was shocked when I discovered that the hospice needed to raise £2 million a year to function. I offered to help with administration within fundraising and got involved with research, helping to maintain collection tins and updating the database.
“The staff are so professional and I thoroughly enjoy helping out at St Clare’s and would encourage people to do so, even if it is just for a one-off event.”
Tyler Anderson, community fundraiser for the organisation, said: “We have a number of exciting events coming up throughout the year which will really make a difference towards patient care.
“You don’t need experience to join us as briefing is provided.
“Everyone has a part to play and it can be really fun and rewarding.”
To volunteer, call 0191 429 7111 or email [email protected]
Anyone who would like to donate items to be sold in the charity’s shops can drop them at the hospice reception or call 0191 529 7111.