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Hub at the heart of the hospital opens on Valentine’s Day

A community hub which houses Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust’s charity and voluntary services has officially opened on 14 February.




The hub is based in the heart of the hospital at the main entrance of King’s Mill 

and has been designed to be the “front door” of the hospital’s volunteer and charity services.

The newly refurbished space will be a dedicated area for our volunteers and fundraising groups which raise money on behalf of the Trust. The hub will be staffed by hospital volunteers from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The hub was officially opened by Acting Chair, Peter Marks, and Chair of King’s Mill Hospital volunteers, Jill Smallwood, at 10am. A number of volunteers will be present alongside Pentagon Motors, which is making a donation to the children’s ward and a hospital volunteer who has raised £532 with a sponsored swim for our Woodland Ward, which specialises in dementia care.

There will also be a volunteers’ open morning on Saturday 18 February from 10am to 1pm for anyone interesting in finding out about volunteering or fundraising support.  

Chair of King’s Mill Hospital Volunteers, Jill Smallwood, said: “We are really excited about the opening of the hub. We really value our volunteers and it will provide a much needed dedicated space for them and for our charitable donations team. We are always so grateful to volunteers and fundraisers.”

Finishing touches to the hub are still being finalised with funding for the refurbishment costing just over £65k, which has been provided primarily by King’s Mill Volunteers with further support from the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charitable funds.