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Charity’s thanks to helpers

VOLUNTEERS at a leading charity in the Post area have been thanked for their efforts.


A special event was held by Stonepillow’s staff to formally show how much they appreciate the unsung work the helpers carry out towards its aim of helping homeless people.


The unpaid contributions are made by a team of dozens of volunteers.


Stonepillow chief executive Hilary Bartle said: “Stonepillow would be unable to operate without the help, hard work and dedication of our volunteers.


“We are incredibly lucky to work with so many people who have our clients’ best interests at heart.


“Our work would be impossible without the generosity of our dedicated and skilled volunteers, in terms of both the time they give and their commitment to helping others. Thank you so much to all our volunteers.”


The charity’s thanks took place during national volunteers’ week, which ran until yesterday.


Stonepillow supports people to make positive changes in their lives and find independent accommodation they can call home. That help is available all year round and 89 clients will be in its accommodation at any time.


Some of the volunteers have been in their various roles for more than 20 years. This can include fundraising, bucket collections and staging events.


Stonepillow has 22 properties across Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. Its volunteers carry out essential work on them such as gardening and DIY.


Stonepillow also has two shops in Chichester and Bognor are social enterprises that receive donations from the public to be recycled. A variety of roles are carried out there by the helpers, from van deliveries and collections to furniture restoration and sorting donations.

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