Volunteers needed for new Southend Hospital Charity shop
30 July 2019
Southend Hospital is set to open a new charity shop in Southchurch by the end of the summer - and is looking for new volunteers to help out.
The new shop is at 573 Southchurch Road, a former hairdressers,
and is next to the popular Zu dress and shoe store.
This will be the third charity shop opened by the hospital's
department of fundraising; the two others are in Hamlet Court Road,
Westcliff and Broadway West, Leigh.
Both existing shops already have their own teams of
long-established volunteers who work with a paid member of
staff. All profit goes towards helping Southend Hospital
patients, with the shops raising tens of thousands of pounds a
One of those vital volunteers is Sylvia Holland, 73, from
Leigh-on-Sea, was one of the original group of volunteers who
helped open the Westcliff shop back in April 2012. The
grandmother-of-one, who volunteers every Monday and Friday morning,
has made good friends with her colleagues, extending to nights out
and day trips to see a fellow volunteer who moved to another part
She said: "I really enjoy it, they are a nice group of people
and there is a a good atmosphere and it is pretty relaxed. It gives
me a sense of purpose, and it's a nice feeling knowing that the
money raised is helping the patients."
Jane O'Connell, the hospital's voluntary services manager. "We
are looking for chatty, friendly people, who have a bit of spare
time, can commit to a regular slot, barring illness or holidays,
and like to be part of a team,"
Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01702 435555 ext 6135.