Southport Reporter ® Online Newspaper for Merseyside
Southport and Mersey Reporter- Your online only weekly Newspaper.
Your Online Newspaper for the Merseyside Area.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.  Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile.  This website is licence to carry news from Vamphire.com and UK Press Photography. 


Latest Edition Archive Shop Order Photos Help Group Hub

 

Click here to access your advert administration page.
Advertisers  Admin
 

Click here to get seen in our 'Business Index' and also to get on our banner system oppersite and pay online today via 'Pay Pal'...!
Advert Options

 
Updated news stories weekly.  Published online only. en Southport and Mersey Reporter

Your online newspaper.  Your words.

Publication date:- 2017-05-26

user-generated Headlines and reports on this page = 2 news items.    Page - 8.

Volunteers are the heart of the Hospice

VOLUNTEERS Week kicks off on Friday, 1 June 2017 and so St. Joseph's Hospice is celebrating and championing all the inspiring volunteers who keep the Hospice going every single day. Over 100 volunteers from across Merseyside give up their own time every week to work in one of the charity's shops but they still need more, particularly in Southport and Formby. Shop volunteering is 1 of the most valuable ways of supporting the Hospice as its shops are a crucial source of income, raising over ₤100k each year. This money goes directly towards caring for patients at the Hospice in Thornton.

Gill Jones (59), from Maghull, started working at the St. Joseph's Hospice shop, on Westway in Maghull, just 4 weeks ago. Gill spent her career working for the family flooring business but, as the business grew, her son took over and she found herself with more time on her hands.   Gill said:- "I still work at our flooring business a few days a week, but I was so proud to step back and hand the business over to my son. However, after such a busy career, I found myself bored at home and so I decided to see it as an opportunity to do something else, something rewarding. As I had retail experience, I decided to visit the local Hospice shop and they were so welcoming from the moment I walked through the door. I just help out one morning a week so it's not a huge commitment but it is great fun. There's a real family atmosphere between the volunteers in the shop and with the shop manager Susan. I'm very proud to support my local Hospice and it keeps me entertained. I have made some lovely new friends too."

Maggie Linge (69), from Maghull, and Dorothy Reynolds (73), from Lydiate, have volunteered at the Hospice shop in Maghull since it opened at its previous location on Central Square. In fact, they have both worked there since it was an Oxfam shop over 30 years ago!

Maggie said:- "We both do the same morning shift we always have done. It's great company when you're retired. It gets you out and about and doing some good for an important local charity. My husband, Keith, passed away seven years ago and working in the shop helped me a lot. It gave me a real purpose to get up and do something positive. The support network was wonderful too."

Dorothy added:- "We have a really close knit community at the shop which offers friendship and companionship. As shop volunteers, we really feel like we're contributing to an important local charity."

St. Joseph's Hospice is looking for more volunteers for its shops in Southport and Formby. If you can spare a little time each week to help, please call:- 0151 932 6046.

News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go back to this week's home page! News Report Page Quick Flick
Click on this section to see last weeks edition of Southport and Mersey Reporter!
 

Sign up today for our daily email news service!

Sign up to our Daily Email News Service by clicking here now...

Did you know we where the UK's 1st online only newspaper and we still are?  Here at Southport and Mersey Reporter  we are still at  leading the way for local news.

All email addresses and information is held under the UK's Data Protection Act.

 

 

 

Contact us:-
(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge.
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

RSS  Weekly Headline Update Notices

  
News24@SouthportReporter.com
4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK
 
This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint

This is our process:-  Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy

 

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam image above.
To see it live, please click on image.

Event Notices

More events that are taking place on Merseyside can be found on our Event Listings Calendar.

Find out whats on in and around Merseyside! Click on here to see our event calendar.
Are you going to this event?  If you are please let us know what you thought of it!

These are our other websites within the Southport & Mersey Reporter Network.

Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Southport TV - Our online video archive.
Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter Liverpool Reporter Southport TV
 

 

Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions

© - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope

..