Hunt is on for more volunteers for Pershore's Headway shop - The Evesham Observer

Hunt is on for more volunteers for Pershore's Headway shop

Evesham Editorial 29th Apr, 2023   0

A NATIONAL brain injury charity urgently needs more volunteers in Pershore to help it continue its vital work supporting brain injury survivors and their loved ones.

The Headway Pershore charity shop is looking for friendly people to volunteer their time in several ways, including greeting and serving customers, sorting donations, and ensuring the shop floor remains tidy and welcoming.

Store manager Karen Archer said: “In recent months, we’ve seen increased footfall in Headway’s charity shops potentially due to the cost-of-living crisis.

“As a result, we urgently need more kind, positive people to join our much-valued team at the Headway Pershore charity shop. No experience is necessary, and we would be pleased to provide volunteers with training and support.”

Every year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with a brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds. Brain injuries can be sustained in several ways, including as a result of a stroke, brain tumour or accident.

Headway – the brain injury association is a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support, advocacy, and information services, including community outreach and respite care to brain injury survivors and their families.

Karen added: “The money raised from sales in our charity shops goes a long way towards ensuring vital care remains in place for those affected by brain injury.

“We also know that volunteering has many benefits, not just for the charities receiving the support, but for the volunteers themselves. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, make new friends, and feel more connected to your community.

“We’d love to hear from you if you can spare us a few hours a week. Not only will you help us keep up with increased customer demand, but you will also become an important part of helping Headway to improve life after brain injury.”

Call 01386 552 301 or visit the shop at 54 High Street for more.

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