Can you spare a few hours a week to help your hospice?

8 October 2017

Keech Hospice Care, which cares for adults in Luton and Bedfordshire and children in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, needs more volunteers to help run its 21 charity shops.

Kitty Read, who volunteers every week in a Keech Hospice Care charity shop, says she finds volunteering incredibly rewarding and is encouraging others to do the same.

“I love volunteering at my local Keech Hospice Care shop. I have a paid job but volunteer at my local shop too. It’s not like work – it’s a little family and I’ve made great friends,” said Kitty.

“I get a real sense of achieving something by helping people in my spare time.”

Each year the charity relies on its community to help raise 70 per cent of the £5.7million it needs to survive.

The money raised from Keech Hospice Care’s 32 charity shops across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes is crucial to ensuring the hospice can care for seriously ill children and their families in Hertfordshire at a time in their lives when they need it the most.

“I need more people to JoinMe and volunteer at their local Keech charity shop so this amazing charity can continue to make sure no-one with a terminal or life-limiting illness has to face it alone,” said Kitty.

“If you’re retired, looking for a way to use your skills, lonely at home or just want to make new friends and socialise, sign up to be a volunteer at your local shop today. It only takes a few hours a week. Bring your friends along too, everybody is welcome!”

To sign up, visit:, or call 01582 707955. All necessary training is provided.