Pride of Britain shortlist nod for Rotherham Hospice shop manager

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ROTHERHAM Hospice was full of praise of one of its shop managers after she made it to the region’s final four in the Pride of Britain Awards.

Sandra Jones, of the East Herringthorpe store, was nominated in the fundraiser of the year category.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Everyone at Rotherham Hospice is very proud of her.

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“Sandra is passionate about helping her local community, starting as a volunteer for Rotherham Hospice over ten years ago. She later became assistant manager, then manager.

“It's a little shop with a big heart, that's what we always say. The customers, the volunteers, and everyone are absolutely amazing.”

Making the shortlist meant an appearance on ITV’s Calendar for Sandra.

Stephen King, the hospice’s director of fundraising, said: “Sandra puts her all into making everyone feel welcome in the shop. We thank her for all her efforts.”

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The hospice relies on its shops to raise money to care for Rotherham people going through an end-of-life illness, and support their families.

The charity’s spokesperson added: “Volunteering is a brilliant way to learn new skills, meet new people and feel good in the knowledge you are giving back to your local community.

“Rotherham Hospice has all kinds of different volunteering opportunities available, from shop assistant to bereavement counsellor to volunteer gardener.

“Our volunteers get as much out of volunteering as they put in and are an essential part of ensuring Rotherham Hospice can support our local families.”

Visit www.rotherhamhospice.org.uk/support-us/volunteer or call 01709 308900 for more information.