Wednesday 11th July 2012
Volunteers are needed to help a hospice forge greater links with the communities it serves.
Richard House Children's Hospice, which is based in Beckton, in east London, supports about 300 families in north-east and north-central London.
But research suggests there are nearly 3,0000 under-19s in need of care who are not currently accessing children's hospice services.
Now, the charity is hoping to recruit volunteer 'bridge builders' to help it extend its reach.
Rachel Power, who is leading the community engagement project, said: "It is imperative the hospice continues to build stronger relationships between itself and the community, and volunteers are crucial to help build those bridges.
"We want to find more ways to strengthen our links to those communities to fully understand their needs and enable them to access our services.
"We want to recruit volunteer bridge builders to engage us with their communities. They would act as an ambassador for the hospice, spreading the word about what we do as well as telling us about the unique challenges that face different communities."
Applicants must be over 18 years old and all reasonable expenses will be paid. They are needed across east, north-east and north-central London, some of the most diverse areas in the UK. To find out more call Alex South on 0207 5400237 or email email@example.com.