MP joins cel­e­bra­tion with hospi­tal friends

Politi­cian cuts the cake at League’s an­niver­sary

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Ni­amh Oller­ton ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­

HILLING­DON Hospi­tal’s League of Friends has marked its 60th an­niver­sary with a spe­cial party at­tended by Hayes MP John McDon­nell.

The Friends have run a va­ri­ety of shops and trol­ley ser­vices over the decades and raised in ex­cess of a mil­lion pounds for the hospi­tal in that time.

To mark the an­niver­sary, more than 50 ex­ist­ing and re­tired League vol­un­teers got to­gether for af­ter­noon tea, gen­er­ously funded by lo­cal busi­ness­man John Guest.

Archive records show that the first pur­chase made for the hospi­tal by the Friends was three hairdry­ers at a cost of £10.

A spokesman said: “Any­one want­ing to sup­port our fundrais­ing can find us either at our Tea Bar in out­pa­tients, where we sell a wide choice of drinks and snacks, or visit our gor­geous baby bou­tique in ma­ter­nity for the cutest baby wear.”

Pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer Chris Al­lum thanked Mr McDon­nell for find­ing time in a very busy sched­ule to at­tend the party and his con­tin­ued sup­port to the League.

He had pre­vi­ously vis­ited the tea bar in June where he took a turn at serv­ing tea and cake as part of Vol­un­teers Week 2015.

Fol­low the Friends on Twit­ter at twit­ Hilling­don_Tbar.

Hayes & Har­ling­ton MP John McDon­nell cuts the cake at the Hilling­don Hospi­tal League of Friends’ 60th an­niver­sary party

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