May 31st, 2018.

The Age UK shop in Seaford is calling on local people to sign up as a shop volunteer to help raise much-needed funds to support the Charity’s work with older people. The appeal comes as part of Volunteer’s Week 2018, which celebrates people who give up their time and inspires others to get involved to help make a difference.

There are nearly 400 Age UK shops across the country, each of which is supported by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. 

To celebrate, the shop will be creating a special window display of thanks and having a large lunch party on the sixth of July. Long-serving volunteers will also be rewarded with a certificate highlighting their dedication and long service to the shop.

Jordan, shop manager at the Age UK Seaford shop, said: “We are so grateful to all our volunteers who generously give up their time to help out. However, we would like to say a special thank you to Corrine and Lizzie for all of their hard work. The Age UK Seaford shop really is reliant on the support of volunteers and so we are appealing to anyone in the local area who may be able to give up some time to help out. Not only will you meet new people and be a key part of the local community, you will also be helping Age UK raise vital funds to support older people.

“If you think you could help, please pop into the shop or call us on 01323 895902 and we can organise a taster session for you. Even small amounts of time really can make a huge difference.”

There are numerous benefits to volunteering for Age UK - nine out of ten Age UK volunteers said that they feel they are making a difference with their work, whilst 88% said they feel part of the local community. Volunteers can also make new friends, discover new interests and develop new skills.

Volunteers can expect to support the shop in a range of activities, both behind the scenes and on the shop floor, including serving customers, creating displays, managing stock donations and assisting with shop administration.

Age UK shops generate much-needed funds for the Charity’s work with older people, whilst encouraging everyone to recycle unwanted goods including clothing and accessories, gifts, toys, household items and shoes. The money raised by Age UK’s shops will help the Charity to support its local Age UK partners to deliver hands-on local services such as lunch clubs and home safety checks, as well as hugely important national work like its free advice line (open 365 days a year) and vital campaigning work.

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