MARIE Curie has put out an urgent plea for volunteers to help at its new £7million hospice in Solihull.
The purpose-built premises, in Marsh Lane, is due to open next spring with double the day care capacity of its current Warwick Road site.
But this means the charity needs another 50 volunteers to help with everything from catering to administration.
Hospice manager Liz Cottier said: “We have many wonderful volunteers who give up their time to help us but, with our new hospice soon to open, we need to recruit even more people to help us on a regular basis.
“The new hospice will have 40 per cent more bedrooms for inpatients and double the capacity for day services so we need more volunteers to sign up urgently.”
Marie Curie is looking for volunteer health care assistants, clinicians, and qualified therapists as well as drivers, catering staff and receptionists.
“We also need to find some volunteers who could help us provide supportive listening, one-to-one, to patients or their family,” Liz added.
For information about volunteering, call 0845 305 2191.