Labour MP Bill Esterson sees for himself the valuable work of vo

MP Bill Esterson with Marie Curie Formby volunteers Rebecca Bradshaw and shop manager Vicky Hall.



Formby Labour MP Bill Esterson recognised the hard work and dedication of the volunteers of Formby's Marie Curie shop at the weekend.

 
Bill visited the shop on Brows Lane to mark Make A Difference Day.
 
Make A Difference Day is one of the UK's largest volunteering events, highlighting the valuable work volunteers give throughout the year.
 
Marie Curie's shops are staffed by a team of volunteers who help raise funds which allow the charity to help people with cancer and other illnesses to be cared for with dignity.
 
Bill had the chance to meet some of the volunteers at the Formby shop and see for himself some of the work they do.
 
Bill said: "It was really great to meet volunteer Rebecca Bradshaw, shop manager Vicky Hall and area manager Bridgitte Markley at the Formby shop. 
 
"Volunteers like Rebecca are the very people who keep Marie Curie going and who allow the charity to continue the important work they do.
 
"Rebecca is a student at Liverpool University where she studies Maths, but she spend much of her spare time volunteering at the shop, which is fantastic.
 
"Rebecca is just on of the 22 volunteers at the Formby shop, all of whom deserve our thanks."
 
Formby shop manager Vicky Hall said the people of Formby have a track record for generosity.
 
She said: "Ever since we have been here, the people of Formby have always been very generous either through donations or through donating their time to help out. We regularly get high-end designer garments.
 
"We always appreciate any help that anyone can give. The work that we are doing in the shop is helping the vital work in the Marie Curie hospices. People here know that and always give us all that they can."
 
Bill said the success of the store is testament to the generosity of the people of Formby.
 
Bill said: "The Formby Marie Curie store is clearly a thriving shop. When I was in there there were lots of people popping in and coming and going.
 
"But they always need more help. So if anyone would like to volunteer, just pop along to the shop and get a form. Or if anyone has any items which they would like to donate, they will always be gratefully received.
 
"I am always delighted to help Marie Curie in any way I can and I'd like to thank Rebecca, Vicky and Bridgitte for showing me around."
 
For further details on volunteering or donating, call into the shop on Brows Lane.
 
 
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Formby Marie Curie is holding a Ladies' Glam & Glitz Extravaganza on Thursday, November 10.
 
The ticket-only event is being held at the Brows Lane shop from 7pm.
 
Formby shop manager Vicky Hall said the annual event was the ideal opportunity to pick up some designer bargains ahead of Christmas.
 
She said: "We've been given some fabulous designer clothing, the latest is a Frank Usher suit, all of which are available to buy during our Glam & Glitz Extravaganza.
 
"We also have some great Christmas gifts which can b picked up for bargain prices.
 
"And as well as picking up a bargain, you'll also be supporting the great work of Marie Curie."
 
For further information, call into the Marie Curie shop on Brows Lane in Formby Village.
 

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