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'Army of volunteers' in bid to save Watford General Hospital League of Friends' tea bar
A service offering tea and sandwiches to hospital visitors is under threat of closure but a group of volunteers are looking to take on the running of it themselves.
Watford General Hospital League of Friends has offered the service for many years and it has always been manned by volunteers.
However, many of those on the committee who have been running the operation have decided to step down and give up the service of the tea bar.
Brian Turner, a spokesperson for the tea bar workers said: "Understandably some people have put in 20 to 30 years and more and they are tired, but they have an army of volunteers who will be going to waste. Many of the volunteers have put in many years and wish to continue. We need help to save the tea bar. There are two at Watford General Hospital and there are many other services the volunteers offer."
The volunteers are looking to raise a new committee which will include an accountant, treasurer, secretary and chairman.
Mr Turner added: "This is not only a service which serves us in the community but also gives people the chance to go back to work when their so-called working life comes to an end."
"There are other voluntary service clubs in Watford prepared to take on this project when a committee can be appointed."
The group are also looking for a venue to host a meeting on Tuesday, September 24.
For more information, contact Brian Turner on 01923 248192.
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