Community Champions

Staff have bags of enthusiasm for volunteering

Written by Peter Davison.

Staff from wealth management company Brewin Dolphin spent a day sifting through donations to a popular Swindon charity on Friday.

Stephen Depla, Teresa Norsworthy, Alex Minoudis, Chris Harris, Gareth Evans, Laura Chapman, Hayley Kennedy, and Leila Nairne – who are based at the firm's Marlborough office – sorted donations including clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, electrical items, books, and media into categories at Prospect Hospice’s industrial warehouse units.

The donations will be distributed and re-sold through the charities 17 shops in Swindon and the northeast Wiltshire.

In May, the team spent another of their regular volunteering days weeding and planting bulbs at the bluebell walk in the hospice's memorial gardens.

Prospect Hospice opened in 1980, and is the only dedicated end-of-life care service for people living in Swindon, Marlborough and north east Wiltshire.

Last year the Wroughton facility cared for and supported more than 7,300 people, as patients, carers, and family members.