AS you walk in through the main entrance
to the hospital, look to the left and you will see our new
Just the place to buy a
snack for yourself, or the favourite chocolates of the patient you
are visiting. If your destination is the children's ward look in the
cabinet near the outer wall of the shop for a cuddly toy that will
lift any spirits.
Perhaps you want a Get Well card for the patient you are visiting.
We can help there, too. We have a range of cards for sale.
We now stock baby
items hand-made by members and friends of the League of Friends. Our
thanks go to all involved in producing these.
The shop, provided in the 2014
refurbishment of the hospital, is one of the ways that
the League raises money in order to be able to make donations to
special causes or provide equipment for a number of departments in
Every sale that is made
helps us to achieve our annual target of £100,000 for our donations.
We have run a shop at the
hospital for more than 30
years. It was behind the main Reception desk until
2014 when we moved across the entrance hall to our new site,
To mark the milestone we held a promotion in
the previous hospital shop. We gave a bottle of still
spring water free with every sandwich bought between May 15 and June
The dates were
anniversaries of the opening
of the shop in 1983 and the launch of the League of
Friends in 1973.
The shop is run on a
business basis and all the staff are paid. The volunteers and
fund-raisers are, of course, not paid.
by MP | More images from the shop