Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is calling on members of the public to give the gift of time this Christmas and volunteer at their local charity shop in Sheffield city centre.
The shop, on King Street, stocks high quality pre-loved items, including clothing, toys, and books, as well as a brand new range of goods for around the home.
Bluebell Wood provides care and support to children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions; and their families. This includes end of life care, short breaks, music therapy, counselling, sibling support, home visits and more.
Pauline Hardy, aged 71, has been volunteering for Bluebell Wood for 11 years. She spends her time talking to customers, sorting donations, and steaming clothes to display on the shop floor. She said: “I come because I love Bluebell Wood; I love what it stands for. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, and I enjoy doing something for other people rather than just sitting at home.”
Shop Manager, Tracey Woolsey, added: “Supporting Bluebell Wood is not just about raising money; it can also be about offering the gift of time. Without the support of our volunteers our shops wouldn’t be a success, and we just wouldn’t be able to help as many families as we do.
“Volunteering is a great way to give back to local children and families, and even if you can just give us a few hours of your time – it really makes all the difference.”
The shop is open from 9.00am to 4.00pm every Monday to Saturday. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering please ask in store or call Bluebell Wood’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, Terry Lowell, on 01909 508 116.