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Royal Trinity Hospice is launching a campaign to recruit 100 new volunteers to support its busy retail division to help raise more money for the charity.

Each year Trinity’s 25 charity shops and online boutique raise over £4million to support the hospice, which receives less than a third of its income from the NHS.

Volunteers play a crucial role in achieving this target by supporting operations in the busy retail office and providing excellent customer service in the shops.

Trinity already has a large team of dedicated volunteers but with new shops in the pipeline and ambitious plans to grow income from the existing shops, more are desperately needed.

Gina Kerr, Retail Volunteer Manager, said, “There is a lot more to retail volunteering than people think. It’s creative, sociable and flexible. There are many roles to get involved with, from volunteering in a high street shop, helping our online boutique to researching the value of donations.

Volunteering is a great way to grow in confidence and develop new skills in a warm and friendly environment. Plus there is the added bonus of knowing that all profits go toward helping thousands of people in your local community.”

Heidi Banks, a volunteer in Trinity’s Bellevue Road shop, said, “I love the social aspect of volunteering and the chance to meet new people. I particularly enjoy sorting as it is a bit like opening presents as you never know what you’re going to find! I had never really shopped in charity shops before but of course now I have a completely different view!”

Volunteers need to be aged 16 or over to volunteer in one of our shops. Trinity is accredited with the Investors in Volunteers quality standard.

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