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September 2020

The Friends of Danesbury and Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital

As mentioned in last month’s article, we have scheduled the Grand Re-Opening for our Welwyn shop for Tuesday 18 August. As you can imagine, having to make sure that your shopping experience with us is Covid-secure has meant a lot of changes both to our processes and to the physical layout of the shop. A Perspex screen is in place at the till and hand-sanitiser is available for use as you enter the shop, as well as a host other changes. A copy of the risk assessment that we carried out is now available on our website. We hope that you will come and visit us, when we re-open, and help us to support the NHS in Welwyn and beyond. The fact that we are not yet open has not stopped Georgia Shaw and her husband from dressing the shop window. The picture below shows the imaginative display that was created for the sale of toys that we held on 1st  August.

August pic

In addition to the physical shop, we are also now running a virtual shop on eBay. If you are interested in seeing what we have on offer and in making a bid, why not visit the shop at:

Nothing can prevent us from continuing the work that do to support the NHS and, over the past few weeks we have provided:

  • a pressure washer to allow staff to wash down wheelchairs and other equipment;
  • clocks for the wall of each patient ward in the QVM; and
  • radios for use by patients.

We hope that you will continue to support us by coming along to the shop, when it re-opens, or by visiting us on eBay.

You can download previous Newsletters here:

August 2020

July 2020