Our Weston Hospicecare shop in Cheddar is gearing up for the summer season, and is looking for more volunteers to work in this dynamic and friendly store.

From April 3rd- 5th, shop manager Steph Flinders will be holding a special volunteer recruitment drive, where anyone interested is encouraged to call into the store and chat to Steph about all the amazing opportunities which volunteering can bring.

Steph said: “Volunteering in our store gives people the change to give something back to the community, and it’s an excellent use of their spare time.

“We’re sociable and not too serious here; we like to all meet up for events such as Christmas meals, bingo evenings, and so on. I like to make sure our volunteers are as comfortable as possible.

“Right now, we’re specifically looking for cover on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, and Saturdays. Even helping out for one Saturday a month is a massive help for us. We’re also on the lookout for anyone who’d like to help put out stock on a Friday afternoon”

Volunteering not only benefits Weston Hospicecare as a charity, but it also proves invaluable to the person giving up their time, too.

For anyone looking to re-enter the workplace after a career break, volunteering offers the chance to acquire valuable new skills, or to refresh an existing skill set. It also offers the chance to make new friends and find some company, like Hazel, who is one of the Cheddar volunteers.

She said: “I can do as much as I want here, and there’s always plenty of tea! I live on my own, so it’s nice to come in here and have some company.

“Volunteering benefits the hospice, but it’s a two-way street; I get as much from it as they do.”

With the summer season fast approaching, our Cheddar store will also be opening its outdoor shop; the perfect place to pick up camping equipment or a fully reconditioned bicycle.

  • Donation



    Click here to support our A MINUTE A MONTH campaign.


    Thank you so much for supporting your hospice!

    All donations, big or small, are vital and provide compassionate end of life care to local people.

    Making a donation is easy and secure, just fill in the form below.

    Keeping in touch...
    Select Payment Method
    Personal Info

    Billing Details

    Weston Hospicecare

    Reclaim Gift Aid

    Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Weston Hospicecare to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Weston Hospicecare we can claim back 25p from the government.

    By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Weston Hospicecare to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Weston Hospicecare will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

    What is Gift Aid?

    Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Weston Hospicecare receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

    All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

    The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

    Take me to my donation »


    Donation Total: £10.00 One Time