A charity which fund raises for Oswestry’s  Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopsedic Hospital  has received support from an Oswestry business.

The League of Friends will be joined by Woodhead Oswestry Sales & Lettings who, prior to the pandemic, generously funded the purchase of new aprons for their volunteers.

Victoria Sugden, charity director, thanked owner Kate Woodhead and her team for their support and funding of the aprons for the volunteers.

She added: “They are very smart indeed and ensure volunteers are instantly recognisable.

We are all very much looking forward to reopening our voluntary services when safe to do so and welcoming our volunteer family back to the hospital.”

Kate added: “We are proud to have been asked to support the League of Friends who are at the heart of the community.

Having had loved ones in the hospital and also long standing family connections we know how important the volunteers are to patients.

Actions speak louder than words and we are thrilled to help these hardworking volunteers.”

The League of Friends has more than 350 volunteers working across an array of different roles throughout the RJAH Hospital.

There are currently 18 different roles volunteers cover that range from working within the coffee shop to meal assisting on the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries.

Pictured: Toniann Darlington (Retail Manager) and Victoria Sugden (Charity Director). Top row from left to right is Heather Thomas-Bache (Head of Voluntary Services), Dee Hamilton (LOF Volunteer), Anna Unsworth (Community Fundraising Officer), Kate Woodhead and Lucie Bromley (Woodhead Oswestry Sales & Lettings)