Volunteers wanted for new hospital shop


VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help run a new shop at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The new outlet, which will sell refreshments and newspapers to visitors, is set to open in the autumn as part of extensive improvements to the outpatients department at the hospital.

All profits from the shop will go to Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the official charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Jane Iceton, Volunteers Co-ordinator at the Trust, is leading the appeal for help.

She said: “We are building a new shop which will raise money for our Blue Skies Hospitals Fund charity.

“We need people who will be able to work in the shop on a regular basis and would love to hear from as many people as possible who feel they could offer a few hours a week.

“We would love to hear from anyone who may have had retail or customer care experience but anyone can apply as full training will be given. Your efforts will be really appreciated and you will make a huge difference to our patients and visitors.’’

If you would like further information on how you can become a volunteer please contact the team on 01253 957994 or email volunteers@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk  with your contact details.

All volunteers must be aged 16 or over, though for some roles the minimum age is increased to 18 or over.




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