Our wonderful volunteers at the League of Friends have moved back into their cafe bar at on the ground floor at Hartshead North (in the Green Suite) after extensive refurbishment work - and Chief Executive, Karen James, was delighted to welcome them back.
The 50-strong team are an integral part of our volunteering army, and we are lucky to have them.
Through their fundraising efforts they provide much needed equipment and support which benefits both patients and staff, and recently they presented Karen James with a cheque for £50,000, bringing the total raised over the last 50 years to over a whopping £1million!
As part of our push to collect food and presents for local famalies in need this Christmas they have joined forces with the Service Transformation Team who are running a Reverse Advent Calendar scheme. The initiative which started on December 1, encouraged colleagues to donate one item of food each day - one for every day of Advent. The League of Friends have extended that to include something for children.
Nearly new children’s books can now be taken to the cafe bar, where they will be added to the food boxes to brighten up young lives this Christmas.
The League of Friends café serves snacks and hot and cold drinks.
Their location and opening times are:
Location: Hartshead Building North, Ground Floor – Green Suite
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am – 2pm before Christmas 2018 and then opening from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm in the New Year
If you would like to join the Friends and support patients and staff at your local hospital, are able to give just few hours a week, then please contact Voluntary Services Manager, Karen Eato on 0161 922 5335.