Helping Stroke Patients

Admin Friends of Airedale News

Friends are very pleased to supply colouring packs to Ward 5. These will assist stoke patients with their fine motor skills and dexterity during recovery. Here’s Nathan Cox Occupational Therapist on the ward with Friends Chairman John Lofthouse reviewing some of the colouring supplies.

Meet Carole

Admin Friends of Airedale News

Meet Carole! Carole and her husband Bob have been volunteering with the Dignity Room Team for 7 years, helping to provide clothes for patients who find themselves in hospital with just their night wear. The team ensures they have access to day clothes (ranging from underclothes to jogging bottoms), remarkably helping more than 850 patients a year with 1,500 different …

Meet Val

Admin Friends of Airedale News

Meet Val who has worked as a Friends of Airedale shop volunteer for the past three years. During that time, Val has brewed more than 2,200 cups of tea, served up 4,400 coffees and sold hundreds of papers, magazines, greetings cards and toiletries. Our two shops provide much of the money raised by the charity, so every time you make …

Meet John

Admin Friends of Airedale News

Meet John who has worked as a Friends of Airedale volunteer hospital guide for the past 10 years, helping people find their way to visit family and friends on the wards – or showing them where to go for an appointment. Over the years John reckons that he has walked a whopping 2,880 miles around the hospital corridors and helped …