Appeal for Thorpe Hall volunteers as it seeks more help

Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. Photo: Rowland Hobson/Peterborough Telegraph
Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. Photo: Rowland Hobson/Peterborough Telegraph
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A call has gone out for people to get involved in helping to provide services at Thorpe Hall Hospice.

The Sue Ryder hospice in Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Peterborough, relies on volunteers to provide vital services in its retail shops and within the community.

With the hospice opening a new in-patient unit this year, more volunteers are needed to help deliver the care Thorpe Hall provides.

An open day is being held on Saturday, 31 January 1 when anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering is invited to drop in to talk about how they can get involved. Doors will be open between 11am and 2pm.

Kelly Thompson-Moore is the hospice’s volunteer co-ordinator. She said: “We couldn’t do what we do if we didn’t have an army of volunteers who selflessly give up their time for nothing to help.

“We work with our volunteers to offer them experiences and training that may help in other areas of their life. We always try to match people to roles that make the most of their skills.”

Volunteers have to be aged 18 or over to work on the wards at Thorpe Hall, but under 18s can help in the day service centre, gardens, kitchens, at events or in the retail shops.

To find out more about becoming a Thorpe Hall volunteer visit the hospice on January 31, or call Kelly to register your interest on 01733 225900.

For information about Thorpe Hall and its £6 million appeal visit www.thorpehall.org.