Castleford Tigers support Hospice's Volunteering Campaign

Thursday, 1 June 2017
This Volunteers' week, Castleford Tigers urge the local community to donate their time and volunteer at The Prince of Wales Hospice.
National Volunteers' Week runs annually from 1-7 June; it promotes awareness of the vital role volunteers play and celebrates their contribution.
The Hospice relies heavily on support from volunteers, and without them we simply could not carry out the care we provide for local people with a life-limiting illness.  Volunteering roles are very varied, and include administration, retail, patient care, fundraising and catering.
The Prince of Wales Hospice is the official charity partner of Castleford Tigers. When the team heard that the Hospice needed more volunteers to fill a wide range of roles, they couldn’t wait to get involved and help create awareness of volunteering.
Castleford Tigers stars, Zak Hardaker and Adam Milner dropped into the Hospice’s Castleford furniture store back in May to promote volunteering opportunities.
On the day, Zak Hardaker, said: “I’m delighted to do my bit to help The Prince of Wales Hospice recruit more volunteers. I’m an ambassador for this amazing charity and I’ve seen firsthand the fantastic service they offer to local people when they need it the most. They need to raise such a large amount of money to keep offering this free facility and the team of volunteers are crucial to this.Whether it be helping out at one of the local charity shops, or giving a few hours to help steward one of the many fundraising event they host, we can all do our little bit to help.”

The Tigers players are actively involved with volunteering at the Hospice. Players and coaches decided to give up their rest day to all go down and meet the staff and patients last Christmas. While they were there they also got their hands dirty helping out with a few jobs, including building marquees for the Light Up  A Life ceremony and tidying the gardens. The players spent time listening to the patients and enjoyed a tour of the Hospice. Each player also decided to take a gift along to ensure the patients, staff and volunteers were not left empty handed.
People volunteer for lots of different reasons. Some may already have a connection to the Hospice through a family member or friend we have cared for, some wish to give something back to their local community, and others come to strengthen their cv by developing new skills.  Volunteering is also a fantastic way to meet people and make new friends. Hospice volunteers are all ages, and come from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Whatever your reason for volunteering, the Hospice offers a warm welcome to all.
If you can spare a few hours each week to give your time, and would like to find out more, visit, or call Angela Sibbit on 01977 781483.

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