Lichfield charity uses Volunteers’ Week to say thank you to people who give up their time

A Lichfield charity is using Volunteers’ Week to thank the 1,500 people who give up their time to support its work.

Whittington-based St Giles Hospice is joining other organisations in celebrating the national awareness week – which runs until June 12 – and is urging other people to find out more about volunteering opportunities.

The St Giles Hospice shop in Lichfield

The St Giles Hospice shop in Lichfield

The charity sees people lend a hand in a variety of roles across its three sites and 31 shops across the region.

Amy Moore, Volunteer Services Manager for St Giles Hospice, said a number of people get involved after seeing the work the organisation does to help their loved ones.

“Every one of our volunteers has their own story to tell and we’d like to say a big thank you for the contribution they all make to the vital work we do at St Giles,” she said. “Each volunteer brings different life skills and experiences which add such value to what we provide for our patients, their families and in the local community.

“During this special celebration, I’d also like to encourage anyone considering volunteering to get in touch and find out more.

“Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people and we have an incredibly wide range of different opportunities available across our catchment area – there’s something to suit everyone!”

Roles are available in fundraising, administration, spiritual care, complementary therapy, buddies for carers, transport, clinical support staff.

For more information about the opportunities available at St Giles Hospice call 01543 434546 or visit

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