People are being asked to lend a hand at a Lichfield charity shop. Acorns Children’s Hospice is hoping more people will help out at the store on Market Street in roles such as operating tills, sorting stock and preparing window displays. The appeal has come during Volunteers’ Week 2018, with the charity hoping to increase the number of hours undertaken by volunteers in its shops by 12,000 over the next year. Val Hammond, head of retail at Acorns, said: “This is a fabulous opportunity for committed individuals to meet new people and learn new skills and we’ve got a wide range of roles to suit you, whatever your strengths or interests. “We simply wouldn’t be able to continue our vital work caring for life limited and life threatened children without the support and of our brilliant volunteers and this Volunteers’ Week we’re excited to bring on more people to join our team.” The network of Acorns shops across the West Midlands raise around £1.3million every year towards the running costs of the charity’s three hospices and care services within family homes. Val added: “Volunteers are absolutely vital, not only in helping to keep our shops running but also to make them inviting places to visit and I would encourage anyone interested in applying for a volunteering position at either of these shops to get in touch. “By joining our retail team you be helping to keep our shops competitive, which in turn helps to generate funds towards the care and support we provide local children and families, every single year.” For more details on signing up as a volunteer visit www.acorns.org.uk/shop-volunteer.