Saturday, 21 October 2017

Hospice stuggles to cope with donations

THE Sue Ryder hospice at Nettlebed may have to reduce the hours that people can visit to donate goods.

At the moment, supporters can leave items for its fund-raising sales in the stable courtyard between 9.30am until 4.30pm on any day.

But last month the charity was told to move the drop-off point to reduce the fire risk.

Because the hospice and its grounds are Grade I listed, it cannot put up a new building so has had to use an old garage, which is much smaller and has led to a backlog of donations building up during the week.

The charity says it has had to employ temporary staff to clear the backlog at weekends as its volunteers only work during the week.

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