Helping hands needed at Bromsgrove charity shop

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The UK’s leading vet charity is calling on people who want to make a difference to support its life-saving work by offering a helping hand at its Rubery shop in Bromsgrove.

The shop, located on New Road, helps to fund vital veterinary work across PDSA’s 48 Pet Hospitals – including Birmingham Oldbury Pet Hospital - which cares for thousands of pets every year. 

Shop Manager Lynda Clifton is urgently appealing for locals to volunteer some time at the store. She said:

“The success of PDSA charity shops is all down to our amazing team of volunteers.

“We urgently need help from more local people to continue the life-changing work we do every day in our Pet Hospitals.”

One of more than 100 PDSA shops in the UK, the Rubery team plays a pivotal role in helping to fund the charity’s 48 Pet Hospitals, including Birmingham’s Oldbury Pet Hospital, which provides a lifeline to local pet owners who would otherwise struggle to afford veterinary treatment if their pet unexpectedly becomes ill or gets injured.

In 2022, Birmingham’s Oldbury Pet Hospital carried out 21,037 consultations, 14,567 of which were face-to-face.

The hospital costs more than £2 million a year to run. Lynda added:

“Volunteering for PDSA is not only rewarding, knowing you’ll be helping a brilliant cause, but it is also fun - you’ll get to meet new people and make some friends along the way in a warm and supportive environment.

“It also looks great on your CV and you’ll receive full training so no previous retail experience is required and we’ll reimburse your travel expenses so you’re not out of pocket.

“If you are an animal-lover who is aged 18 or over and would like to play a part in helping pets in need, we’d love to hear from you!”

There is a network of more than 3,000 devoted PDSA volunteers across the UK who save the charity over £4 million a year by dedicating their time to helping out. 

Volunteers can choose to spend as much or as little of their spare time to helping out as there is no minimum time commitment. 

To find out more please contact Lynda on or 0121 453 8200 or pop into the shop.


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