Shop Managers come together – and celebrate Carol’s 25th anniversary

8th August 2022

A man and two women. Man is presenting the middle woman, with red hair and black top, a bouquet of flowers in a gift bag. Woman on the right is blonde with black and white shirt.

On Wednesday 27th July 2022, St Barnabas Hospice staff came together in a meeting for shop managers across the region.

This is the first time the team has been able to hold this meeting face-to-face since the Covid pandemic started, and everyone enjoyed seeing their colleagues in person again.

The team discussed their challenges, opportunities and experiences over the past few years, as well as all their exciting plans for the future.

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Other departments were also in attendance, including representatives from fundraising, The People Team and volunteering, who spoke about their work and upcoming plans. Chief Executive Chris Wheway and Director of Income Generation Paul Furbey were also in attendance.

On top of this, we celebrated Carol Chandler, who currently manages Lincoln’s Monks Road charity shop. She has been a manager with St Barnabas for an incredible 25 years, having volunteered for us another 3 years before that.

Chris Wheway and Head of Retail Caroline Peach presented Carol with beautiful flowers to celebrate this fantastic milestone.

Caroline comments: “Carol is at the heart of her shop with a loyal team of volunteers, making the store a real hub in the local community. Thank you so much for everything Carol, you really are a star!”

A big thank you to Carol and all the shop managers across our 25 shops in Lincolnshire, for all their hard work and keeping our shops running!


Top picture L-R: Chief Executive Chris Wheway, Carol Chandler, and Head of Retail Caroline Peach

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