Sue became the manager of our Chapeltown shop when its doors opened in December and is really enjoying her role. She started working for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice after deciding to move back into the charity sector; she previously worked for a national charity some years ago.
Talking about her role as Shop Manager, Sue says: “In my first few weeks at Bluebell Wood, I spent some time in our other shops and a few days at the hospice, while the Chapeltown shop was being refitted ready for opening. It was a great way to learn all about the hospice and the values of Bluebell Wood. It really set me up for running the shop and engaging with our customers.
“Our shops play a big part in spreading awareness of the hospice and the vast area we cover. People want to know more about the hospice when they look around the shop.
“We often get customers asking about the hospice and the work that we do. It’s nice to be a part of that and be able to inform people in the wider community.”
No two days are the same in Sue’s role, which is one of the reasons she enjoys her job so much.
“My job has a great mix of interacting with different people; volunteers, customers, van drivers, other retail staff. To know that every penny we make will help Bluebell Wood makes it even more worthwhile.”
Sue is keen to get back into sewing and has plans to use her hobby to help our hospice even further.
“I used to really enjoy sewing and I’d love to get back in to doing more. My plan is to make things that we could sell in the shops so I could combine a hobby with helping Bluebell Wood.”