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Rowcroft coffee shop looking for new volunteers

15 May 2017

Rowcroft’s coffee shop in Ashburton, Love Coffee, is looking for new volunteers to help with its busy summer season.

The coffee shop, which opened in the town last year, sells a selection of coffees, teas and cakes as well as boasting a delicious lunch menu.

Caroline Wannell, Head of Retail at Rowcroft Hospice, explained: “Since opening Love Coffee last year we have been delighted with the response by the local community.

“The café has become popular with many local people, including those popping in on their lunch breaks or stopping for a leisurely catch up with friends.

“We are now looking to expand our team of volunteers and are keen to hear from anyone who would like to donate their time to serving delicious hot drinks, cakes and lunches and chatting to our friendly customers.”

The shop is open from Monday – Saturday every week and has seating for 18 people; it also stocks a range of books, bric-a-brac and men’s and ladies’ clothing, all of which help to generate vital funds for South Devon’s local hospice.

Caroline added: “Our Love Coffee volunteer positions would suit anyone who wants to work as part of a team while playing an amazing part in helping to support their local hospice and families in South Devon living with life-limiting illnesses.”

In 2016, Rowcroft supported 145 people living with life-limiting illnesses in Ashburton and the surrounding villages, as well as hundreds more of their family and friends, to make the most of every precious moment they had together.

Caroline said: “Rowcroft’s shops are incredibly important to the hospice; providing a vital source of income while also helping to raise awareness of the hospice and its work across South Devon.

“By becoming a volunteer for Rowcroft, you’ll be helping to support the care provided for people living with life-limiting illnesses in Ashburton, and thousands more families across South Devon.”

In total Rowcroft has 460 volunteers who every year save the hospice £310,000 in running costs. 246 of those work in the hospice’s retail department.

Helen Weal, a volunteer at Rowcroft’s Distribution Centre in Newton Abbot, said: “What I like about volunteering is being part of a team, all working to the same end, all trying to help the hospice.”

To find out more about becoming a volunteer at Love Coffee in Ashburton, email the coffee shop’s Manager Deborah Price by emailing or call 01364 654145

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