Volunteers put cash back into KGH care

Members of the Royal Voluntary Service presenting the money to Kettering General Hospital
Members of the Royal Voluntary Service presenting the money to Kettering General Hospital

Volunteers have given £115,000 to Kettering General Hospital to buy equipment which will help thousands of patients.

The Royal Voluntary Service made the donation from proceeds of running the Royal Voluntary Service shop, Crazy Hats Coffee Shop and a ward trolley service at the hospital.

Locality manager for the county’s RVS Rebecca Calcott said: “At the hospital we currently have 152 fantastic volunteers who give up their time to work in our shops providing important services for patients, visitors and KGH staff.

“Some of these volunteers have been working at the hospital for more than 30 years and together they provide thousands of hours of support to patients, visitors and staff.

“Each year we donate proceeds from the shop to the hospital to help improve services for patients.”

Hospital chief executive David Sissling said: “I would like to thank all of the volunteers for their efforts at the hospital and for this huge donation which is already helping us to improve care for our patients.

“The money from the annual donation has been used to purchase a variety of equipment for our urology and pathology departments and also a new oven which will help us to improve food services for older people with swallowing difficulties.”