Urgent appeal for charity shop volunteers

John Taylor Hospice is urgently appealing for volunteers to support in its charity shops in Castle Bromwich, Wylde Green and Brownhills.

Local people are being asked to donate a few hours of their time each week to help raise vital funds for those living with a terminal illness and their families. 

Mark Jones, Head of Volunteering at John Taylor Hospice, explained: “We are in desperate need of volunteers to support in our shops and helping for just a few hours a week would make a huge difference.

“The role of a shop volunteer is rewarding, varied and fun and our teams are extremely welcoming and friendly. Volunteers help with everything from processing donations and serving customers, to creating window displays and merchandising.”

Today, and every day, more than 600 people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones will receive the very best care from John Taylor teams at home or in the hospice.

Mark added: “Hospice shops raise thousands of pounds every year – money that is essential for our charity and that helps to ensure we can continue providing specialist care and support for communities across the West Midlands. Retail volunteers play such an important part in generating this vital income and we simply couldn’t keep our shops up and running without their incredible support.

“We welcome people of all ages to our team and no previous retail experience is necessary as we will provide full training and ongoing support. So, if you are able to volunteer your time once a week and want to help raise much-needed money for hospice care, then we would love to hear from you.”

Find out more

To enquire about volunteering please contact the Volunteer Services Team by email at [email protected] or by calling 0121 728 6738. More information is also available on the hospice website or by popping into one of the John Taylor Hospice shops.

The shops in need of volunteers are:

Castle Bromwich
Castle Bromwich Shopping Centre
Timberley Lane
B34 7ED

Wylde Green
370 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
B72 1YH

30 High Street

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What our patients think

“I’d have really struggled without them”

“They’ve been ever so good to me and that’s why I wanted to fundraise and do something to help just like they’ve helped me.”

Philomena Sharpe

“The impact they had will never be forgotten”

“The community nurses were so helpful and they’re lovely people. They put my mind at rest and it’s such a comfort to know you’re not on your own.”

Jackie Day

“An angel sent into my life”

“I can’t thank Angie (patient and family support worker) enough for everything she’s done for us. She’s so reliable and professional – a wonderful person. She took away all these worries and was there for me in my time of need.”

Patricia Smith-Evans

“I’ve really enjoyed it”

“The FAB Programme has helped me to get fitter and my walking is better. Everyone is really nice at the hospice, they’re friendly and they’re good company. I’d recommend it to anyone who is in a similar situation to me.”

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