Can you help out at Hemel Hempstead’s Grove House charity shop?

VOLUNTEERS are need to join the team at the Grove House shop situated in the Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead.

The shop was opened a little over five years ago and is managed by Edith King, with help from Wendy West and Karen Halliday.

Edith said: “We are always kept busy here with people popping in and out all day long and plenty of regulars who like to keep an eye on all the lovely new stock as it come in.”

She went on: “The shop is staffed by a team of loyal volunteers and at the moment we are looking for more people who’d like to join our team. The commitment isn’t huge, just one morning or afternoon per week. All our volunteers receive a thorough training so they are confident in the shop. We need people who are happy to work on the shop floor, manning the tills, as well as people who prefer to stay in the back room, sorting and steaming.”

Margaret Dolling has been volunteering at the shop for almost five years and really enjoys her Wednesday afternoons. Margaret, who has had personal experience of the care Grove House gives, said: “There is a very friendly atmosphere here, I enjoy meeting all the different people who pop in and out as well as seeing my regular customers.”

The shop at 158 The Marlowes, is just one of Grove House four retail outlets – and together they represent a vital source of income for the hospice, last year bringing in combined funds of over �95,000 so Grove House can continue supporting local people with cancer and life-threatening illness.

If you feel you can spare one morning or afternoon each week contact Edith at the shop on 01442 251315.