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Volunteers Wanted at Leicestershire Charity Shops

A national brain injury charity urgently needs more volunteers to work at its shops across Leicestershire, following an increase in footfall, which is says could be due to the current cost-of-living crisis.

Headway – the brain injury association is a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support, advocacy, and information services, including community outreach and respite care to brain injury survivors and their families. It has charity shops in Hinckley, Ashby, Loughborough and Wigston.

Leicester Time: Volunteers Wanted at Leicestershire Charity Shops
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Each of Headway’s charity shops is looking for friendly people to volunteer their time in several ways, including greeting and serving customers, sorting donations, and ensuring the shop floor remains tidy and welcoming.

Headway UK Hinckley Store Manager Tara Read, said: “In recent months, we’ve seen increased footfall in Headway’s charity shops potentially due to the cost-of-living crisis. 

“As a result, we urgently need more kind, positive people to join our much-valued teams at the Headway UK charity shops in Leicestershire. No experience is necessary, and we would be pleased to provide volunteers with training and support.” 

Every year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with a brain injury – one every 90 seconds. Brain injuries can be sustained in several ways, including as a result of a stroke, brain tumour or accident.

Tara added: “The money raised from sales in our charity shops goes a long way towards ensuring vital care remains in place for those affected by brain injury.

“We also know that volunteering has many benefits, not just for the charities receiving the support, but for the volunteers themselves. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, make new friends, and feel more connected to your community.

“We’d love to hear from you if you can spare us a few hours a week. Not only will you help us keep up with increased customer demand, but you will also become an important part of helping Headway to improve life after brain injury.”

To find out more about volunteering at the Headway UK Leicestershire charity shops, please call the shops directly, or pop in and see the team.

Headway UK Ashby 01530 564949, 60 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1AN

Headway UK Hinckley 01455 636 639, 6 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1AW

Headway UK Loughborough 01509 231 247, 26 – 32 Biggin Street, Loughborough LE11 1UA Leicestershire

Headway UK Wigston 0116 288 3352, 3 The Arcade, Unit 5 Magna Shopping Centre, Wigston, Leicester LE18 1NZ