Most Monday’s, or sometimes another day, depending on my J.O.B. you will find me in the local EACH shop,
drinking tea and looking for treasure helping out.
EACH is a local children’s hospice, who are extremely lucky to have HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for their patron, as well as Ed Sheeran & Delia Smith included in their list of ambassadors.
You can get an idea of the work they do by having a look at
I started volunteering many years ago in a different charity shop, but soon left due to work (you know, the work that pays money)commitments, when I received a letter from EACH telling me they were opening a branch in my little town I thought I would like to get back at it.
So a year and a half later I’m still there. I love the time I spend here, I do a bit of everything, sorting donations, working the till, I even get to do the displays for the window and around the shop which I love.
We are lucky in our shop as we have a whole room for books. You will find me sorting this room a lot, re gigging the table (I like the table to have a ‘theme’ each week) and rotating books so they are changed regularly, it’s like my own private library. For this book lover, it’s nothing short of heaven.
The work is varied and fun, I get to be creative if I feel like it, or just sit and chat to customers, the people are all lovely,(even Kermit helps out see?) and the tea and biscuits are bottomless. Oh and then there’s the treasure. Being a volunteer of course you get to see the treasure as it comes in, what’s not to love about that. I have in the past few weeks completely revamped my wardrobe ready for summer. And with a discount too. Like I need any excuse to add to my many ‘collections’.
PS. you might like to watch this Flash mob video the EACH Tree House choir recorded in the local Sainsbury's trust me, its fab.