One Wiltshire charity has issued a plea for more volunteers to join their high street charity shops, as they say the doors can’t stay open without them.

Julia’s House has five Wiltshire stores, in Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Warminster.

But according to the charity, these shops need more volunteers to be able to stay open.

“We’re lucky to have an incredible team of volunteers of all ages, but we’re looking for more people to join us,” said Liz Thompson, volunteer co-ordinator for Julia’s House.

“Volunteering has lots of benefits, from building confidence and gaining work experience, to making friends and having fun. It’s also a great feeling to be supporting your local community and your help will make all the difference to the seriously ill children and families we care for locally.” 

Julia’s House is a Wiltshire children’s hospice based in Devizes that cares for the most seriously ill children in the county and their families.

The charity relies almost entirely on donations to provide its vital care, so the funds raised by volunteers at its shops make a huge difference.

“There are lots of volunteering roles and new ones coming up all the time, so we’d love to hear from anyone who has a few hours to spare,” added Liz.

The charity shop stores provide all training, and are looking for volunteers to work on the tills and behind the scenes, sorting donations.

Anyone interested in volunteering their time to help the stores stay open should visit a Julia’s House charity shop or contact the team on 01202644220.