Can you help out Julia’s House? Children’s hospice appeals for more volunteers

Bournemouth Echo: Can you help out Julia’s House? Children’s hospice appeals for more volunteers Can you help out Julia’s House? Children’s hospice appeals for more volunteers

A CHILDREN’S charity is looking for volunteers to help at its fundraising events across Dorset.

Julia’s House children’s hospice, based in Corfe Mullen, is looking for kind-hearted residents from across the county to help on the occasional weekend, or even just for an hour or two of their time.

Volunteers can help in a number of ways to offer their support, including collecting donations in a bucket, serving teas, or manning a stall.

June Maidment, volunteer co-ordinator, said: “Our fundraising team are out and about all over the county attending craft fairs, open gardens, festivals, dog shows, golf days and all sorts.”

She added: “However, they are always in need of extra pairs of hands.

“Volunteering at events is great fun and something different to do with friends or family, and you get to enjoy a day out whilst donating your time.

“We couldn’t exist as a charity without our volunteers.”

For more information, contact June on 01202 644220 or email june.maidment@juliashouse.org

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4:54pm Tue 25 Mar 14

frasier says...

I was tempted, but then I looked up the latest accounts of this charity on the official www.charitycommissio
n.go.uk website..... 400 volunteers and 64 employees, so a lot of people are fundraising voluntarily, and many other local people and clubs seem to spontaneously donate the proceeds of events and collections that they organise with no prompting necessary by the charity's salaried staff. And yet the records show that a mere 41% of this charity's income was spent on their charitable activities, only very slightly more than the 40% of their income being spent on income generation (ie fundraising)and governance. 19% was "retained for future use". I accept that charities have overheads, but 40p in every pound, when you've got all those people working for free? Not good, not good at all.
I was tempted, but then I looked up the latest accounts of this charity on the official www.charitycommissio n.go.uk website..... 400 volunteers and 64 employees, so a lot of people are fundraising voluntarily, and many other local people and clubs seem to spontaneously donate the proceeds of events and collections that they organise with no prompting necessary by the charity's salaried staff. And yet the records show that a mere 41% of this charity's income was spent on their charitable activities, only very slightly more than the 40% of their income being spent on income generation (ie fundraising)and governance. 19% was "retained for future use". I accept that charities have overheads, but 40p in every pound, when you've got all those people working for free? Not good, not good at all. frasier
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