Volunteers are needed for charity work

Two charities are appealing for more volunteers to help promote their work.

As part of national Volunteers Week – June 1 to 7 – both the NSPCC and St Oswald’s Hospice are looking to increase their numbers.

The NSPCC is looking for people to cheer on runners at events or help run stalls or acting as an event photographer.

NSPCC head of fundraising for the North East, Wendy Bates said; “We know that there are lots of people out there who want to volunteer for the NSPCC but just can’t commit to anything regular.

“By giving us a couple of hours two or three times a year they really can make a big difference to the children that we work to protect.”

For more visit visit www.nspcc.org.uk/volunteer

St Oswald’s Hospice are looking for volunteers to work in their shops in the region.

Elsie Robinson, 71, from North Shields, has been volunteering in St Oswald’s North Shield’s charity shop since June 2014.

She said: “There’s a variety of jobs at the shop, but I chose to get involved in a bit of everything. The one thing I love most is meeting new people and the company.”

For more visit www.stoswaldsuk.org/volunteer