New restaurant helps hospital buy equipment

Contributed by editor on Mar 07, 2006 - 12:14 AM



Sandra Howard, the wife of local MP Michael, local MEP Richard Ashworth and Folkestone Mayor George Bunting were all on hand to help The League of Friends of The Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday 6th March to open the new Restaurant at the Hospital.

The staff working in the cafeteria are all unpaid volunteers who donate their time and skills freely. All profits made in the cafeteria are used to buy equipment for the hospital for use by its staff and its patients. Even the cakes and the coffee served at the official opening were kindly donated by the Co-op Fair Trade group.

Since its inauguration in 1972, The League of Friends have managed to raise thousands of pounds which has been spent either on greatly needed, and often very expensive, medical equipment, or on amenity items for the benefit and comfort of patients and staff.