Volunteering in a Red Cross shop is something anyone can do, whether they have several afternoons a week to spare or just a few hours.
The reward is the chance to learn new skills and socialis, knowing you’re contributing to raising money for Red Cross services helping others in your local community.
Although the charity is well-known for its work overseas, the Red Cross supports thousands of people each year in the UK by helping people regain their independence after a health crisis, being the biggest provider of support to refugees and asylum seekers adjusting to life in a new country, and teaching life-saving first aid.
Grant Dearson (53) volunteers at the shop sorting through the 110 bags supporters give the Red Cross.
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Grant said: ‘I look forward every day to coming into the shop. Volunteering with the Red Cross gives me a real sense of purpose and motivates me.”
To find out about volunteering at the shop contact 01324 558652, email [email protected], or pop in to the shop at 41 King Street.