VOLUNTEERS are needed to help run the Lewis Manning Hospice Care charity shop in Christchurch.

Lewis Manning Hospice Care runs charity shops in Westbourne, Wimborne, Ashley Cross and Christchurch to support the work it does.

The Christchurch charity shop opened in July 2020.

At that time Lewis Manning director of finance and operations said: "We are thrilled to open this new addition to our charity shop chain.

"Our charity shop income has been hit hard during lockdown, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the wonderful generosity of people from our local communities who have continued to think about us, despite their own personal challenges."

Now the charity is asking for volunteers who are able to 'kindly spare some of your time' to step forward to help the shop continue raising vital funds.

Meanwhile, Lewis Manning Hospice Care has also launched three new challenges to take place in 2021.

These challenges include a fire walk, a Jurassic Coast trek and wing walking.

Director of fundraising Tom Goodinge said, “We’ve had lots of people asking how they can show their support for us this year.

"We decided that we wanted to introduce some fundraising opportunities with a difference.

"The past year has been tough for everyone and we aim for our events to bring some much-needed fun, excitement and socialising to peoples’ lives, as well as creating some memorable experiences.

"Everyone can get involved with our challenge events from businesses who are looking to develop team building activities, which is needed now more than ever, or friends and family simply wanting to enjoy an adventure together."

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care works to help people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, across east Dorset.

The Lewis Manning Hospice is situated at Longfleet Road in Poole, but, because of government Covid restrictions, a 'virtual day hospice' was launched in March.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has started the service in response to the restrictions Covid-19 has placed on patients.

If you would like more information about volunteering at the Lewis Manning Charity shop in Christchurch, email hr@lewis-manning.org.uk or call 01202 708 470.