Thursday 29 March 2018

Win win! Volunteer works with Hitchin market seller to boost his sales and donations to the Hospice


Joe Chalmers has been a volunteer at our Distribution Centre since June 2017. His job is to sort through vinyl, DVDs and CDs. 

Colin Sparrow, a supporter of Garden House Hospice Care, has worked on the Hitchin market for the last 20 years selling records, DVDs, CDs etc. 

From the outset Joe started to take a few items over to Colin on the market to purchase and since then, Colin would let Joe know if customers asked for specific items which Joe then keeps an eye out for at DC and brings them over to Colin to sell.

Colin commented: “I have seen a real increase in records sales over the last two years. This is great for my business and has increased my sourcing of records from Joe, which raises funds for the Hospice. In less than a year, we’ve raised over £1,100.”