Volunteer Appeal for our shops in Cheadle and Edgeley

St Ann's is putting out an urgent appeal for volunteers to support staff in its shops in Cheadle and Edgeley.

By News Team on September 25, 2020

Following the opening of many of our charity shops, we’re looking for 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. 

We’ll be following government guidelines strictly to ensure every team member remains safe and offering training to help get our shops open to customers.  All our tills will be shielded, and we’ll use floor markers to ensure two-meter distancing. In larger stores, we will also have a one-way system in place.  

The hospice shops generate a large amount of income that helps our dedicated staff to continue to deliver outstanding care and support to patients and their loved ones.  

By sparing a few hours each week, you can help provide a service to the local community whilst also raising much-needed funds for our hospice. If you’d like to volunteer for our hospice shops then click the link below. 

he hospice’s ability to fundraise has been hugely impacted by the pandemic and our shops have now reopened and are doing really well as local hubs for people in the community to buy new or preloved goods in a safe environment. However, now the shops are open again, we’re in real need of volunteers who can help our dedicated teams in a variety of ways. We’d love to hear from anyone who might be willing to help by giving a few hours of their time each week at any of our store locations – but particularly in Cheadle and Edgeley. The role of a charity shop volunteer has really changed in recent years, and we see people of all ages who really benefit from the experience. We need help with everything from window displays and merchandising, to serving customers, organising stock, and lots more in between. There’s something to suit everyone’s needs, so please do get in touch if you might be able to help. Amanda Brooks, Trading Company Manager
Edgeley Shop Front

Among our shops that have opened is the specialist Cheadle Bridal shop and we’re looking for brides-to-be to view, try on and purchase dresses for their big day. 

We’re taking bookings for either one hour or 1.5-hour slots over the coming months and will be open for fittings. Before and after every appointment, the shop will have a deep clean to ensure both staff and customers remain safe.  

To book an appointment at the St Ann’s Bridal Boutique in Cheadle, please email cheadle@sah.org.uk or call the shop on 0161 428 5949. 

Brides might be having to adapt their big day to meet the changes to lockdown rules, but it doesn’t mean they should compromise on their dress. We have put an appointment system in place so brides can come along and browse the range of amazing new and preloved dresses we have in our Cheadle shop at their leisure in a safe way. It’s a beautiful bridal room, with lots of original art deco features, and many of the dresses we have in stock are brand new or designer too. We know many people have had to adapt their plans for their wedding day, and our team is here to help them to pick out the perfect outfit, however they are marking the occasion. It’s a real privilege to be involved in such a special day for so many brides, and we get people travelling to our shop from all over the north west and beyond. Amanda Brooks, Trading Company Manager

Our hospice shops generate thousands of pounds worth of income every year for, which enables our charity to continue to provide care to our patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. 

Find out more about volunteering opportunities at St Ann’s Hospice’s shops

please click this link