By reading this you are demonstrating your amazing psychic powers!!!
You obviously KNEW we are looking for people just like you. People who are seeking a more interesting life and who want to help the community by becoming a highly valued member of our team.
We are a group of volunteers who work in the ‘Charity At Home’ shop in Church Road, Ashford. We are opposite the War Memorial and our shop is painted a bright, sunny yellow to reflect the happy atmosphere within.
Ours is the only charity shop in Ashford where every penny raised is spent helping local people. We support the Spelthorne Mental Health Association Day Centre (Beresford House) in Fordbridge Park, Ashford. The Day Centre offers companionship and activities to boost skills and confidence in people who have mild or moderate mental illness. They have well-equipped workshops, plus a garden for growing flowers and vegetables. They have two minibuses which enable outings to places chosen by the clients. The centre relies entirely on the money raised in our shop, but to do this we need more volunteers.
As a volunteer your perks will include as many cups of tea/coffee and biscuits as required, plus the chance to work in an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful donations, courtesy of very generous members of the public. These include furniture, china, glassware and clothing – with some designer labels. You will, of course, be able to purchase any donations which take your fancy, with a discount given after you have worked in the shop for three months.
We are a very friendly bunch but too few in number. We desperately need your help.
The shop is currently open from 10a.m. until 4p.m Monday to Friday and from 10a.m. until 12.30p.m Saturday. With more volunteers we hope to be able to open Saturday afternoon.
All ages are welcome and Volunteers can choose the number of hours worked, the days and the times – so we are extremely flexible.
Our people working in the Day Centre can only continue their important work with your help. We would love to welcome you as a volunteer so why not give us a trial run. You can contact Cheri Ling on 01784 252473 – or you can call into the shop directly. You will be welcomed with open arms.