St Clare Hospice invite parents now that children are back to school

Charity / Sat 8th Sep 2018 at 01:10pm

HASTINGWOOD-based charity, St Clare Hospice, is inviting parents throughout West Essex and East Herts to ‘lend a hand’ to their local hospice as children across the region return to school.

We know that when children go back to school it’s a mixed bag of emotions for everyone involved. But once everyone is settled in we know it’s a time where some parents find themselves with time on their hands. St Clare Hospice’s ‘back to school’ volunteering appeal campaign addresses the need for more helping hands during the school day.

St Clare Hospice’s Voluntary Services Manager, Rob Wallace, said: “This September, we are appealing to parents who have got a little spare time on their hands throughout the day after their children have gone back to school. We know that time is precious, but taking on a role at your local hospice can be a hugely rewarding way to spend your time. The benefits for you might include meeting new people, feeling happier and healthier, learning new skills, or keeping up existing ones.”

Rob added: “We have lots of fun and interesting roles here at St Clare that we would love a few more helping hands for. Things like helping in our charity shops, gardening, assisting in our office, or becoming a Compassionate Neighbour where you visit an isolated member of your community for an hour a week. There really is something for everyone, as our hospice teams are just so diverse. Whatever you do you’ll be supporting a worthwhile cause that is literally changing lives in your community. We simply couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers so please do get in touch!”

In June 2018, St Clare Hospice published a post on their online Blog, highlighting the benefits of taking on a voluntary role. The blog, authored by Rob Wallace, is available to read at: www.stclarehospice.org.uk/news_posts/10-reasons-start-volunteering

For more information on volunteering opportunities at St Clare Hospice, please visit: www.stclarehospice.org.uk/volunteer

Alternatively, please contact St Clare Hospice’s Voluntary Services Manager, Rob Wallace, on 01279 773722 or email [email protected]

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