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Charity appeals to people of Islington to ‘make a difference’ and volunteer at Whittington Hospital shop

PUBLISHED: 08:50 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 07 November 2017

The Whittington Hospital in Archway. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

The Whittington Hospital in Archway. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

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A charity is asking for the people of Islington to consider giving up a few hours of their time each week to volunteer at its new pop-up shop at the Whittington Hospital.

The Royal Voluntary Service has opened grocery store Shop and Co on Monday for an initial six-month run, with proceeds from book sales also going to the hospital.

As well as serving customers, volunteers will also signpost services open to older people.

Kate Bull, a Royal Voluntary Service director, said: “We want it to be part of the local community: the ‘and Co’ stands for ‘and Community’ and we are calling on people from Islington to get involved and give something back.

“Just volunteering a couple of hours to help support the running of the store and provide a friendly, welcoming ear to customers may not seem like much, but it makes a massive difference.”

To get involved, visit royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/hospitalretail

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