Friends Cafe Remains Open

Our League of Friends café at Cannock Hospital remains open throughout lockdown to provide take-aways for frontline workers.

Harold Bould, our chairman said:
“From 1958 the League of Friends has been raising money to fund those little extras for patients and staff that would never make it onto the hospital budget. Today, the League of Friends supported by its volunteers has made sure that by keeping its café open at Cannock Chase Hospital, staff and visitors can still have hot drinks and food throughout the whole Covid-19 period. The main activity for Stafford & Cannock League of Hospital Friends in Cannock and Stafford is the provision of a supported accommodation programme in conjunction with mental health, social and probation services for up to 58 vulnerable individuals with mental health problems. Without this support they would otherwise be homeless or in hospital.”

Pictured left, chief exec Martin Thornley, Lucy Amos, Gill Hancocks, Tracey Andrews, chairman Harold Bould and front vice chair Val James.

Stafford and cannock