Royal Voluntary Service is appealing to Chertsey residents to help support its services at St Peter’s Hospital.

The charity-run cafe service situated in the hospital's maternity unit opened its services to include weekends recently. As such, extra help from volunteers is needed to make up the hours.

Philip Anthony, a current volunteer at the cafe, said that working with the team at the cafe was a fulfilling way to contribute to patients at the hospital and the community in general.

Mr Anthony said: "I enjoy being part of Royal Voluntary Service and giving back to the community. The café serves patients, visitors and staff, who appreciate the services we provide and a friendly face to talk to. The café is at the entrance to the busy maternity building, so we see lots of babies and expectant mums and new dads."

Meanwhile, Paula Copp, Retail Support Manager at Royal Voluntary Service suggested anyone in the area who thrives helping other people should consider getting involved.

She said: "If you're someone who likes to keep busy and enjoys helping others, you're just what we're looking for...We are now in need of volunteers to provide support on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 10am-4pm, and are asking people to gift 2-4 hours of their time. Just a few hours a week makes a huge difference. Our volunteers are amazing and really enjoy what they do. We are hugely grateful for all support we receive."