Kind-hearted colleagues at Newton Abbot Tesco Superstore are calling on people across South Devon to support some essential community charities.
The store is regularly involved with many good causes locally and has held various fundraising events for them, but in recent months some of the charities have seen their volunteer numbers lessen.
In an attempt to boost the charities’ prospects, the Newton Road store has arranged a volunteer recruitment day.
The charities taking part are Volunteering in Health, Dyrons Journal, Kingscare, Teignmouth Mutual Aid, Community Transport and the Alice Cross Centre.
Each of them will have displays at the store on 10 February, with leaflets available and people on hand to answer questions.
Janette Parker, Community Champion at the Newton Abbot Tesco Superstore, said: “It’s became obvious that due to the shortage of volunteers, local charities are now struggling to take up the opportunity to raise funds during awareness events at our store.
“So, working with the local Council for Voluntary Service, an email was sent out to many good causes, offering them the opportunity to come to the store not to collect money but to recruit new volunteers.
“Six organisations have replied and they will be at the store on our inaugural recruitment day. These charities, and many more across South Devon, provide an essential service for our communities. That’s why it’s so important that we support them whenever we can.
“If the awareness day is a success, I’d like it to become a regular event. It’s a great way for our store to directly support the community groups that so many people rely on.”
Newton Abbot Tesco Superstore’s volunteer recruitment day will run from 10am-2pm on Friday 10 February.
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