Want to sort out your embarrassing Christmas sweater and all the unwanted presents? You can always donate them easily in a nearby charity shop! The ones in Poole are thrilled to welcome Christmas, the busiest time of the year, and they are calling for young volunteers.
There are a lot of charity shops located in Poole Quay and high street. They usually are hospice organisations which sell donations in order to help people in need with the money.
“People always come to donate around Christmas, especially after Christmas. We get donations of all kinds of nice stuff. English china, DVDs, books, it is great to receive all the donations, knowing that they could help other people in need.” said Tracy Osman, the manager of the Poole charity shop of Lewis-Manning Hospice. She also hopes to see more volunteers in the coming Christmas, “We have a lot volunteers, mostly retired people, but we would love to see some young faces around here.”
Lewis-Manning Hospice, which obtains 8 charity shops across Dorset, is Poole’s voluntary hospice offering free specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
There are some other hospices like Lewis-Manning, trying to spread the spirit of Christmas along with all the goodies people drop at the door and help more people. Julia’s House, which is located in Poole high street, is the only children’s hospice charity in Dorset dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county and in South Wiltshire.
If you consider volunteering in one of the charity shops, you can pick up the application form at the shop or talk to the manager directly for more info.