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Why volunteering is so much more than just another string to your university bow

Exeter University student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell volunteers in the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Sidwell Street, Exeter. Picture credit: Tim Lamerton Photography

Giving something back offers more than just a feel-good factor. For university students in a new town, lending a helping hand is also a great way to make friends, learn new skills and help their CV stand out from the crowd in a busy jobs market. Volunteering can also provide a welcome break from academia and add an extra dimension to the stereotypical university experience.

Search continues for owner of £1,000 winning lottery ticket

Could it be you? Wadebridge Children’s Hospice South West shop manager Kirstie Madden and shop volunteers Julian Collinson, Danielle Broad and Debbie Chantler are still on the lookout for the owner of a winning lottery ticket bought in their shop.

The search is still on for the mystery winner of a £1,000 lottery ticket bought in Wadebridge.

The lucky Children’s Hospice South West lottery ticket was bought in the charity’s Molesworth Street shop on October 9 but has not been claimed since the draw on October 12.

Shop manger Kirstie Madden said: “The team and I have been asking everyone coming into the shop to check their tickets.

CHSW’s Totnes shop celebrates its 5th birthday

Totnes staff and volunteers celebrate the shop's 5th birthday

The Children’s Hospice South West shop in Totnes recently celebrated its 5th birthday, with a special thank you to the volunteers and customers who have supported the shop since it opened.

The shop in High Street, Totnes, opened in July 2013, and marked five years of trading with a special cake made by shop manager’s assistant Julia Howarth to thank volunteers and customers for their continued support.

Ever wondered what it's like to volunteer?

CHSW Volunteers

Join us 1 - 7 February 2018, at your local Children's Hospice South West shop, for an informal chat about what it is like when you volunteer in our friendly shop team.

We rely on our army of superb shop volunteers who help us run our 32 shops and raise much needed funds to support our three children's hospices. But with more volunteers we can do even more together!

New CHSW shop opens in Yate

New CHSW shop to open in Yate

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce it has opened a new shop in East Walk, Yate on Wednesday 8th November 

The new shop has something for everyone with a range of goods on offer, including quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games, books, media and bric-a-brac.

CHSW’s Head of Retail, Chris Judd said: