Are you looking for something positive and meaningful to do in 2016? Have considered volunteering to help with fundraising for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.
The fundraising team at the hospice aim to raise awareness and funds to ensure that healthcare are able to deliver incredible care when local families need it the most.
Roohi Lupton is the Senior Hospice Fundraiser at Wheatfields, she commented:
“It is so important for us to raise awareness about the work that we do in communities across Leeds. Leeds is a big city, but we only have a small fundraising team, so we rely heavily upon volunteers to help us deliver our messages and raise awareness.”
Peter Bickerdike started volunteering at Wheatfields early in 2015. He helps by coordinating the Wheatfields collection tins across the city. For Peter this involves coming into the hospice and working in the fundraising offices for one day per week.
“To support my role I received training on how to use the databases and background about Sue Ryder that related to my role. I have ongoing support from the fundraising team,” explains Peter.
“I decided to become a volunteer at Wheatfields once I had taken early retirement as a teacher. Wheatfields is a special place providing support, encouragement and dignity for patients and their families. Having personally experienced the difference that Wheatfields has made towards my family and friends, I value this opportunity to give something back to my community and support the vital work of the fundraising team!”
Roohi continued, “Without volunteers like Peter we would not be able to grow and continue to give such wonderful support and care to thousands of families. If you have some spare time, we would really appreciate your help.”
“We have a variety of roles that we need help with, from fundraising assistants, to corporate researchers and even schools ambassadors. Whatever your skill, there is something for you, all you need is a passion for ensuring incredible care is delivered to patients in Leeds.”
Volunteering can help you develop skills for your CV, meet new people and be a very rewarding experience.
To find out more and arrange an informal chat, please contact the fundraising team on (0113) 203 3360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy new year from the Wheatfields fundraising team!