Voulunteers sought to work in hospice shops in Barking and Dagenham

Hajeera Begum is a volunteer at the Barking shop

Hajeera Begum is a volunteer at the Barking shop - Credit: Archant

A children’s hospice has launched a campaign looking for volunteers to work across its seven shops.

Richard House needs staff for all its outlets, including those in Heathway and Green Lane, Dagenham and Faircross Parade, Barking.

Anyone over 16 is welcome to apply and no previous experience is necessary. Volunteers are expected to work at least three hours a week.

Hajeera Begum started volunteering at the Barking shop last year and finds it is helping her to improve her English.

Mo Chapman started seven weeks ago.

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“I never believed I’d work in a shop, but I love it. I love meeting people and every day is different,” she said.

Louise Hamilton, head of retail at Richard House, which is based in Beckton, said the shops are a vital source of income for the charity.

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“We rely [on the income] to help provide care for local children and support for their families.

“We are so grateful to our shop volunteers for their dedication and commitment.”

For more information pop into your local shop, call or email Tarcia Abreu on 020 7540 0225, tarciaa@richardhouse.org.uk.

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