Hospital volunteers hit airwaves

The volunteers from Sheffield Children's Hospital who have taken to the airwaves in a bid to tell people why they give their time for the local cause

The volunteers from Sheffield Children's Hospital who have taken to the airwaves in a bid to tell people why they give their time for the local cause

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A GROUP of young volunteers from Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital took to the airwaves to tell people why they give their time to the cause.

The team, who help coordinate events in the community and have their say on how the hospital is run, have recorded their own podcasts about life as hospital governors and members.

Rosie Dunning and Victoria Farmery, both aged 17, also starred in a video about helping out at the hospital.

Now they want to use the podcast to encourage others.

Rosie said: “I’m a member of the Hospital Trust and get to find out what’s going on in the NHS – it’s good for us to be involved because we want to study medicine at university.”

Dr Amaka Offiah, who specialises in research on child protection, became a governor to represent the University of Sheffield.

“The role keeps me in touch with what’s happening,” she said.

Joanne Morton, a public governor for Hillsborough and Upper Don, said she had decided to help because she had suffered ill health and wanted to give something back to the NHS.

n Visit sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk to hear the podcast.

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