Revamp revealed of King’s Lynn hospital shop

The Hospital League of Friends shop reopens after major refurbishment. From left: Carol Crake (Friends Secretary), Ann Hornby (volunteer), Moira Barnes (Shop Manager) and Jackie Tibbs (volunteer). ANL-141011-092610009
The Hospital League of Friends shop reopens after major refurbishment. From left: Carol Crake (Friends Secretary), Ann Hornby (volunteer), Moira Barnes (Shop Manager) and Jackie Tibbs (volunteer). ANL-141011-092610009
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Volunteers with the King’s Lynn Hospital League of Friends are this week settling into their new look shop.

Situated just inside the main entrance at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn, it has been totally refurbished.

The floor space in the shop has been increased by about a third which has made it more customer friendly – especially for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Revenue from the shop, together with the League’s fundraising and the donations it receives enables the League to purchase equipment and furniture for all areas of the hospital.

In the last financial year the League shop raised over £68,000 which is used to purchase equipment for the hospital.

At present there are approximately 40 volunteers working in shifts at the shop, but the League needs more people to join the team.

Carol Crake, the secretary, said: “Sometimes we have to shut the shop simply because we have not got the volunteers available for a shift, particularly in the evenings and weekends. When that happens we are, unfortunately, losing income.

“Full training is given to all new volunteers and all we ask in return is that they will have their names on the rota at least twice a month.”

An official opening of the shop is being arranged for a later date.

If you would like further information on becoming a volunteer, contact Mrs Crake on 01553 841008.