Volunteers needed for hospice

VOLUNTEERS are today needed to help out at events to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

VOLUNTEERS are today needed to help out at events to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

The Ipswich-based charity is holding information sessions on Friday, February 27, for anyone who is interested in lending a hand at various events held throughout the year, and in the community as part of its fundraising team.

Among the work that volunteers take on include helping with raffles, an hour or two collecting for the hospice at supermarkets or in town centres and providing assistance at events such as running a stall, marshalling, registration, refreshments and car park attendants.

Sarah Green, community fundraising manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Seventy seven per cent of our annual running costs are raised through our supporters so fundraising is essential but this could not be done without the help and support of volunteers. Many of the fundraising roles are ideal for people who cannot commit to volunteering on a regular basis but still want to help us make a difference.”

The two drop-in sessions will be held between 2pm and 4pm, and 5pm and 7pm, in the education centre at St Elizabeth Hospice in Foxhall Road. The sessions will be a chance to find out more about the work of the fundraising team and the volunteering roles available, as well as the opportunity to meet staff and existing volunteers.

For more information, contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600 or e-mail fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk.

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