We are saying ‘thank you’ to over 500 volunteers by highlighting the essential contribution they make to the care and support that it is able to give local people and their families as part of National Volunteers’ Week 1-7th June.
The National Week celebrates the diversity of volunteering and the millions of people that make a difference to their communities by giving their time to support to charities.
Imelda Glackin, CEO of Martlets explains “At Martlets our volunteers are the absolute backbone of everything we do, and we are so grateful for their support. We have numerous roles that suit all kinds of people who have various skills, life experiences and knowledge. We are so pleased that our volunteers say how rewarding the experience is for them too. Friendships are often made and it’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out.”
“Some of our volunteers might be helping in our charity shops, at our warehouse, enthusiastically fundraising, supporting patients and their families in their own homes or at the hospice itself. They could also be providing counselling and bereavement care or giving complementary therapies.
“All our volunteers play an essential part in the hospice care that we provide to patients and their families. We could not do what we do without their fantastic enthusiasm, commitment and contribution.”
Join the celebration
To celebrate and say thank you to our fantastic Martlets volunteers, each of our Martlets stores, during Volunteers’ week, will be hosting tea parties and they’re inviting you to pop in and join the celebrations! The general public and staff, as well as volunteers, are all welcome.
Check the dates and times for each of the stores below and please come and celebrate!
Brighton London Road – 1st June
10:00am – 4:00pm
Brighton Western Road – 2nd June
Woodingdean – 3rd June
9:00am – 5:00 pm
Peacehaven – 4th June
12:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Hove Blatchington Road – 5th June
9:00 am – 5:00pm
Hove Furniture Store – 6th June
Hove Hospice Shop – 7th June