The League relies on a group of about 80 volunteers to undertake the League’s activities in support of the hospital and its patients. Apart from fund-raising and help with local events, volunteers are responsible for manning the League of Friends shop and providing the Ward Trolley Service. Volunteers therefore play an essential role in enabling the League to maintain its services within the hospital.
The League of Friends Shop
Our shop is situated opposite the Walk-in Centre waiting area and provides a very popular service to patients, staff, and visitors, being stocked with a wide variety of sandwiches, healthy option snacks, chocolate and drinks, toiletries, greetings cards, stationery and much more..The League depends on a team of volunteers to allow the shop to remain open every day of the week including weekends. The shop has recently undergone refurbishment.
A ward trolley service is also provided to allow inpatients to purchase items, while two vending machines for drinks and snacks are provided in the Walk-in Centre.
Three box collections are organised each year. We are always looking for new collectors, so if you are able to give a few hours of your time to help us, please contact us.
We encourage volunteers to become members of the League, and in recognition of their contribution, the normal minimum membership subscription of £5 is waived. While many people do pay a subscription, the real value of volunteers to the League is the time they give.
More information about the volunteer roles and the opportunities available can be found by contacting the League’s chairman, Pamela Bryant MBE, via our contact page.