Charity’s appeal for volunteers

A LEADING medical charity is appealing to people in Aberdeenshire to sign up for one of its local volunteer roles.

More than one thousand volunteers already give Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland 123,000 hours each year to support community stroke services and raise funds for the charity.

Officials are inviting people in the North-east to help people who have had a stroke or are living with heart failure or chronic chest illness to enjoy a better quality of life.

CHSS offers its volunteers the highest standard of training and care so anyone giving their time to the charity can be sure of being valued and appreciated as well as receiving excellent training.

The charity’s local shops in Aberdeen, Banchory, Cults and Ballater are always on the lookout for more helpers to serve customers, sort and merchandise stock or provide administrative back up.

CHSS funds vital medical research and provides a range of local services for people with chest, heart or stroke illness and their families including group and outreach Communication Support Services in Grampian. There are also CHSS stroke nurses working in Woodend Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with CHSS or would like to find out more contact the Volunteer Information Line on a free call - 0800 169 5139 or visit the charity’s website www.chss.org.uk for more information.