Published On: 20th Apr 2023|
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Join ‘The Big Help Out’ by volunteering with St Luke’s

As part of events to celebrate His Majesty The King’s Coronation, St Luke’s Hospice is inviting people in Cheshire to try their hand at volunteering. The Hospice is joining thousands of organisations and charities across the country in ‘The Big Help Out’ – a national initiative to encourage people to give back to their local community by volunteering.

Starting from Monday 8th May, The Big Help Out aims to raise awareness of volunteering, provide opportunities for people to experience volunteering and to make a difference in their communities.

Adelle Gillett, St Luke’s Volunteer Coordinator, said: “St Luke’s Hospice simply could not exist without the support of volunteers. We are very excited to be taking part in ‘The Big Help Out’ to celebrate the King’s Coronation. By taking part, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of volunteering and offer opportunities for people to give volunteering a go.

“During the week anyone interested will be able to chat to our wonderful Volunteer Champions in each of our shops and sign up for taster sessions to see if volunteering is for them. If you have ever thought about volunteering but haven’t been sure where to begin, then this is your chance to start! Whether you have a one hour or one day a week to volunteer, your time and help will make a difference for so many.

Norma Sproston has volunteered at our Winsford shop for nine years. Norma said: “I have always volunteered for various charities, but after the incredible support from St Luke’s that both myself and my husband received following his diagnosis with prostate cancer, I just wanted to give something back to St Luke’s. Everyone gets on so well here, and it’s a lovely place to come every week.”

St Luke’s Hospice is actively recruiting for new volunteers and has a variety of opportunities for all aged 16 plus. Starting on Monday 8th May for one week, St Luke’s will be offering opportunities for local people to help out, try taster sessions and find out more about volunteering for the Hospice.
Call into any of our St Luke’s shops to chat to a current volunteer and get more information.