Huntingdon hospital volunteers rewarded with a tea

Afternoon Tea for Volunteers Week, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, cutting the cake (centre l-r) recepti

Afternoon Tea for Volunteers Week, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, cutting the cake (centre l-r) reception volunteer Marie Harrison, and Chairman of Cambridgeshire LINK Ruth Clapham. - Credit: Archant

Volunteers at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Huntingdon, were treated to an afternoon tea to thank them for their support.

The Hospital Voluntary Services Department hosted the event, which coincided with the 30th national Volunteers Week, to mark the contribution of people who give up their spare time to help others.

Hinchingbrooke chief ­executive Hisham Abdel-Rahman thanked the ­hospital’s volunteers, of which there are more than 100, for supporting the ­hospital and its patients.

The tea was the ­culmination of a week of activities at the main reception, which included visits from Pets as Therapy, Red Cross therapists offering neck and shoulder massages, as well as groups including Diabetes UK, Age UK, Care Network, Acorn, Home Hospice, Macmillan, Alzheimer’s UK and Hunts Blind Society.

For more on volunteering opportunities at the hospital, contact Fran Monson, volunteer co-ordinator, by calling 01480 416416, extension 8938, or email franmonson@nhs.net.


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