The Barrow Boys fruit and vegetable stall have today celebrated a fruitful year outside the George Eliot Hospital main entrance.
On National Fruity Friday the popular stall holders wanted to remind patients, visitors, local residents and staff that they can use the stall to support their recommended ‘5 a day’.
Friendly stall holder Paul Lancaster and assistant Kim can be seen daily outside the hospital chatting to the many people who visit the stall.
Paul said: “We have really enjoyed our first year at the George Eliot and we have enjoyed meeting the many wonderful people who pop round to buy our fresh fruit and vegetables daily”.
Membership and Engagement Manager, Doreen Sadler, who helped to establish the Barrow Boys at the hospital said:”Whilst this initiative was initially aimed to support our staff the benefits for our patients, visitors and local community have also been seen, overall a great success.
“The Barrow Boys support many events at the hospital and have given their time and energy to help promote health and wellbeing across the Trust.”
The stall holders sell seasonal fruit and vegetables Monday to Friday in all weathers.
Paul’s son Andrew now manages another stall outside South Warwickshire Hospital in Warwick following the success of their venture at the George Eliot.
This initiative was originally established by the George Eliot Hospital Wellbeing Group to provide healthy alternatives for both staff and all visitors to the hospital.
An order form can be collected from the barrow boys or downloaded from the George Eliot Website http://www.geh.nhs.uk/visitors/barrow-boys/
All major debit/credit cards are accepted.