Roverís back on the road
Date published: 22 January 2013
Fundraisers at the Royal Oldham Hosital have finally seen their dream of buying a new “Royal Rover” minibus come to fruition.
The hospital’s league of friends has spent two years raising £30,000 to buy a replacement bus — driven by volunteers — to ferry patients, visitors and staff around the sprawling hospital site.
The old bus was at the end of its natural life and couldn’t be relied on to work day in, day out performing its vital role across the sprawlig hospital site.
The 20 league members held coffee mornings, a quiz night, a sale of second-hand books and many other events to raise the money.
Secretary Rose Hall said: “We would like to thank everyone who, in any way, has helped us to reach this fantastic target and we have now turned over the keys to the volunteer drivers at the hospital.”
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