Oxfam calls for more helpers at Eastbourne shop

Mike Parfitt Oxfam Area Manager, Linda Fulbrook Shop Manager, Brenda Hilliam, Meg Atkinson, Valerie West Deputy manager.
Mike Parfitt Oxfam Area Manager, Linda Fulbrook Shop Manager, Brenda Hilliam, Meg Atkinson, Valerie West Deputy manager.

Oxfam is calling for members of the public to join their volunteering team as part of Volunteers Week.

The national event celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK, including the 23,000 volunteers who help to run Oxfam’s network of nearly 700 shops.

Linda Fulbrook, manager of the Oxfam charity shop in Terminus Road, said, “I want to say a big thank you to our wonderful team who help to keep our shop running so we can make as much money as possible for Oxfam’s work with poor communities worldwide.

“And this Volunteers Week we’re calling for more people to come and join us. Volunteering for Oxfam is different. You get to meet interesting people, boost your confidence and gain life-changing skills.”

The shop recently celebrated the achievements of volunteers Brenda Hilliam and Meg Atkinson who received their gold pin badges for 30 years of volunteering with Oxfam.

Nick Wilkinson, Oxfam shop volunteer, said, “Working for Oxfam has provided an inner satisfaction that I realised was missing when I retired.

“The pleasure of being part of a caring team and the feeling of being part of a community keeps me coming back for more each week.

It’s not just about serving customers and helping raise money for our projects, in some cases its being someone’s friend, someone for them to talk too.”

Call 640731 or email oxfam shopf4725@oxfam.org.uk.

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