We’re putting out an urgent appeal for volunteers to support staff in our shops across Greater Manchester

By News Team on June 8, 2018

We’re asking local people to consider donating just a few hours of their time each week to help shop staff raise vital funds to support local patients.

Our shops generate thousands of pounds worth of income every year for St Ann’s – income which enables us to continue to provide care to local patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

We have 14 shops across Greater Manchester and they are really busy community hubs – so busy in fact that we really need some extra support from willing volunteers! The role of a charity shop volunteer has really changed in recent years, and we see people of all ages who come to us and really benefit from, and enjoy, the experience. It’s vital we recruit more volunteers so that we can continue to provide our services, and there’s such a wide range of roles for people to support us with we’re hoping there’s something that will appeal to everyone.  We need help with everything from window displays and merchandising to serving customers, organising books and DVDs, and collecting and delivering furniture. Amanda Brooks, Trading Company Manager
St Ann’s has to raise around £20,000 every day to keep the doors open, and we simply couldn’t do it without our army of loyal volunteers.  We have people who support us for a variety of reasons, some are job seekers looking to build their CV, others are retired people who are looking for a new challenge, and we also work with students who are helping broaden their skillset too. We give full training and support, and we’d be keen to hear from anyone aged 16 and over who thinks they might be able to help out – even for a few hours a week.  Every small contribution makes a huge difference to our patients. Amanda Brooks, Trading Company Manager

Do you think you can help?

If you're interested in volunteering in our shops you can contact Louise Fleming, Volunteer Manager at St Ann’s on 0161 498 3653 or register online by clicking below.

Register your interest now!