Hospice charity celebrates work of volunteers

Keith Jenner, who is a volunteer at Herriot’s shop in Bedale.

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A hospice care charity is celebrating the difference volunteers make to families affected by terminal illness, and inviting more local people to join its team.

Herriot Hospice Homecare is highlighting the extraordinary contribution volunteers make to the charity as part of national Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from 1 – 7 June.

Herriot, a hospice without walls which has provided vital services to people affected by terminal illness and bereavement for 25 years, is also urging more people to offer their time and skills to support the charity’s work.

Alexandra Weighell, Fundraising Manager at Herriot Hospice Homecare, explained: “From providing bereavement support, helping to raise vital funds or lending a hand in the office, volunteers are the driving force behind so many of Herriot’s key services.

“This Volunteers’ Week, we are saying thank you to our many amazing volunteers for donating their valuable spare time to helping others – bringing their talents, passion, experience, enthusiasm and skills to share with us and the people using our services.

“As the charity marks its 25 year anniversary we have a busy and exciting year ahead. We need more superstars to help us raise funds and ensure we can be there for the families in our community who need us.

“A little time can make a huge difference, and volunteering can be a great way to meet people, learn new skills and give something back.”

To find out more and find a role that fits in with you, telephone Alexandra Weighell on 01609 777413 or email alexandra.weighell@herriothh.org.uk.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which this year runs from 1st June. It is held to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country. For more information visit www.volunteersweek.org.