A COFFEE shop at Coventry Myton Hospice is on the lookout for volunteers to help boost the charity’s fundraising efforts.
The shop, which opened its doors in February, specialises in teas, hot chocolate, cakes, muffins and cookies.
Based on Clifford Bridge Road, all profits from the shop go towards patient care.
Open between 10am and 4pm on Monday to Friday, the shop is used by Myton staff, volunteers and patients as an information hub for those wanting to find out more about the charity’s work.
Wendy Baker has been volunteering at the shop since it opened in February.
She encouraged those interested to get involved, explaining the voluntary role is extremely rewarding – especially when talking to patients and relatives.
She said: “When I first came to Myton I thought it was going to be a really sad place – I thought hospices were just about dying.
“But I now know that’s not true.
“It’s so positive here.
“It can be sad, people tell me how they’re feeling and what is going on in their lives but for someone to confide in you is a privilege.
“I’d like to think that I provide a friendly face, and am an ear for people.”
Ms Baker even said she wished she volunteered sooner.
“My one regret is that I didn’t volunteer sooner,” she said.
“If you want to be a part of Myton, then it is an absolute privilege.
“You get to see how the whole organisation works and you feel valued as a part of that.
“We’re here to provide a service as far as serving drinks, and if you feel you can talk to people then there is that too.”
Visit www.mytonhospice.org/coffee to find out more about being a volunteer at the coffee shop