Community group Friends of Queen Mary’s are looking for volunteers to run new hospital cafe

PUBLISHED: 08:54 25 May 2017

Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup

Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup


The volunteer-led cafe opens in Queen Mary’s hospital in June

A community group are looking for volunteers to help run a new cafe opening at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup in June.

The Friends of Queen Mary’s, a group set up by the Sidcup Rotary Club, the hospital, and local residents over 60 years ago, will be opennig the Friend’s Cafe in the refurbished main entrance to the hospital.

Volunteers will be on hand to support the venture, of which profits will be distributed in the form of discretionary awards for the benefit of patients, visitors, and staff of the hospital.

A spokesperson from the Friends of Queen Mary’s, said: “More than £3 million has been awarded over the years, but without the considerable efforts of the volunteers these grants could not be made.

“At the heart of the friends are the volunteers. Without them there would be no group. The Friends of Queen Mary’s need to look ahead to the challenges of a constatnly changing hospital environment.

“Queen Mary’s Hospital is safe for the foreseeable future with the services being offered expanding gradually, but we recognise that there is always a demand for more volunteers to develop and expand the facilities within the hospital.

“Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet people, utlise your existing skills or gain new ones. It will also give you a sense of personal satisfaction as you will be playing a part in keeping Queen Mary’s at the heart of the community.”

Those interested in becoming a volunteer for a few hours per week, should contact Linda Anslow on 07811411700 or you can write to: Friends Shop Limited, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Frongnal Avenue, Sidcup, DA14 6LT

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