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Hammersmith British Heart Foundation Shop Seeks Volunteers

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The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shop at 127 King Street, Hammersmith is appealing for big hearted local people to join its volunteer team. BHF Shop Area Manager Elkie Woodbridge hopes to encourage more local people to give a few hours of their time to help in the shop either as a time to time volunteer or on a regular basis.

As well as being worthwhile, volunteering in a BHF Shop is something practical that people can do to help the charity fight heart disease. Volunteers are absolutely essential to the success of the BHF. In a survey conducted by the BHF around 96% of volunteers said they enjoy working at their local BHF Shop, with 98% saying that they would recommend it to a friend or relative. With volunteers help, BHF Shops raise a staggering £9 million every year.

Elkie Woodbridge, Area Manager for the BHF Shops explains: “Volunteering is extremely sociable and offers people a great opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills. There are no age restrictions – enthusiasm and a desire to help are all that is required!”

BHF Shops have a huge range of volunteering opportunities to suit every sort of person. And whether you can spare five days a week or perhaps just an hour, it all helps! Here are just a few ways that you can help:

Book Specialist – Have you always been a keen reader? If so, you might be interested in working in the specialist books section helping to sort and select fiction and non fiction books..

For more information on volunteering opportunities in the Hammersmith BHF Shop, please pop into the shop and ask to speak to the shop manager Simone or call him at the store on 020 8563 8851.

The British Heart Foundation is a major national charity that plays a leading role in the fight against heart and circulatory disease, the UK’s biggest killer. It is the largest independent funder of heart research in the UK. The Foundation also plays an important role in funding education, both of the public and of health professionals, and in providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care.

June 8, 2007