Do you have a couple of hours or more of spare time a week? If so, have you ever considered helping with the work the Martlets Hospice does?
As part of Volunteer Week, the Martlets is holding a drop-in Volunteer Open Day on Thursday June 6. You can turn up at any time from 2-7pm to find out about the work they do and what you may be able to do to help them.
Martlets, the city’s local hospice which provides end of life care to adults with terminal diseases, relies heavily on its volunteers, getting less than a third of its running costs from central government. This means that it needs to raise over £8,000 a day just to keep going. Last year, fundraisers raised over half a million quid.
The Open Day will give you a chance to talk to existing volunteers so they can give you an insight into what it’s like, and you can see what options there are, be it working in one of their ten charity shops, or working in the hospice itself.
Volunteer Manager Alison Booker, says:
“Volunteering for the Martlets is a chance to make new friends, learn new skills, and it could even help you back to work.”
The Open Day is being held at the Martlets Hospice in Wayfield Avenue, Hove from 2-7pm on June 6.
If you can’t make it on the day but are still interested in volunteering, telephone the Volunteer Team on 01273 747455.