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We are in urgent need of some volunteers who can manage ie organise, set up and run our stalls at Addenbrooke´s hospital. We have a supply of our wares stored in a cupboard in the Rosie Hospital. We have a trolley for transporting to the outlet. What we need is a reasonably able-bodied person to wield a trolley. If you can manage a full supermarket trolley you can wield our trolley through the bowels of Addenbrooke´s. We have been using a two-table site at the Outpatients entrance once or twice a month and a one-table site at the entrance to the Food Court once a month. It would be really good if we could maintain our established pitches on these two sites.
It is only essential that we open at the Outpatient´s entrance three times a year, probably towards the ends of Februrary, May and November. Any more dates would be a bonus and the months where there is a stall in Outpatient´s there would not need to be a stall in the Food Court.
It is immensely rewarding work. The patients who spend some time browsing through the display and chatting with you about their children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren will lift your spirits no end. They all have a tale to tell about the time they made a particular garment, or how their Grandma made them.
The little children who approach to study intricately all the toys one by one practising their nouns and adjectives are all delightful and it is so nice to be able to reward their politeness when the television news is full of such rudeness.
What´s more, every pound you raise will go towards the cost of medical equipment that Addenbrooke´s does not provide.
If you can improve our website, provide transport for our volunteers or display a small selection of our wares please contact us
We have a vacancy for a volunteer to open the Tea Bar at the Rosie Hospital outpatients department on a Monday and a Thursday. You will be required to make and sell hot drinks, sell snacks and cold drinks and promote our Rosie in Stitches garments available for sale at the Tea Bar and forthcoming stalls. At the end of the clinic you will be required to lock the snacks away in the cupboards, empty and clean the coffee machine, wash up, clean and tidy the tea bar ready for the Tuesday morning volunteer. You will be given instructions on how to work the coffee machine and secure the Tea Bar.
Are you able to provide transport for our volunteers? If so, then do get in touch with one of our committee members.
We would welcome your donations of wool, stuffing, ribbons, lace, felt, as well as comments on our service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What the Friends have achieved
Visitors to the hospital cannot fail to be made aware of the generosity, hard work and dedication of the Friends. The evidence is there, in every ward and department.
Modern technology is very expensive. With the ever-increasing numbers of mothers from an ever-widening area, there is always a need for more of the essential monitoring equipment.
We are, of course, interested in the comfort of all Rosie maternity patients at Addenbrooke’s, and we supply any specially designed items of furniture that will make life more pleasant, as well as refurbishing wards and lecture rooms when necessary.
In the community we supply midwives with vital, state-of-the-art, medical equipment so that they can communicate easily with patients and the hospital.
How you can help
What the Friends need most are time and money.
We urgently need volunteers to manage our stalls at Addenbrooke¨s hospital.
We always need help in the Tea Bar for a few hours a week or on an occasional basis.
We always need drivers to transport our volunteers to events.
You could organise a sponsored event or any other fund-raiser for us.
If you would like to become a Friend and can spare a few hours a week or even a few hours a year, maybe you can make something we could sell, or simply wish to make a donation, the Friends of the Rosie would be happy to hear from you.
Leave a comment below and one of the members of the committee will contact you.