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More helpers at hospital sought

The chance to make a difference to patients at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester is being offered by its supporters’ organisation.

 

The Friends of St Richard’s has vacancies for helpers to join the volunteer team operating the popular shop and trolley, serving patients, staff and visitors.

 

Jane Ramage, of the friends, said: “It’s a genuinely friendly group of people who give their time to support our local hospital and the contribution they make to St Richard’s is amazing.

 

“For instance, it really makes a difference for patients on a daily basis when the trolley comes round with newspapers and a host of useful items, pushed by a volunteer with a moment or two to chat. Our shop volunteers are happy to help customers find what they want.

 

“For volunteers, it’s a rewarding way to give something back to the community – and even more rewarding is the fact that every pound of profit is spent on equipment for our hospital.”

 

Regular and relief helpers are needed, especially on Wednesdays.

 

Three three-hour shifts operate on weekdays for the shop while the trolley is taken round daily by pairs of volunteers over two shifts of two and a half hours during mornings.

 

Duties include handling money, sorting orders and shelf-filling – all with a smile.

 

To apply, e-mail: admin@friendsof chichesterhospitals.org.uk or call 01243 784414.

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