Hospice looks for cooks

A CHARITY has launched a recruitment drive to find special people to work at the new children's hospice at Wraxall. Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) is

A CHARITY has launched a recruitment drive to find special people to work at the new children's hospice at Wraxall.Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) is looking for full and part time cooks and housekeeping staff at Charlton Farm, which is due to open this Spring.Charlton Farm will provide a home from home environment, providing support to sick children and their families throughout the South West.It needs to raise around six million a year to run Charlton Farm and its existing hospice in Barnstaple.CHSW director of care Mandy Robbins said: "The most important feature about a children's hospice is the atmosphere."We endeavour to make sure families feel comfortable, cared for and at home."Families deserve respite from the hardships of everyday life and the surroundings at the hospice, which will help them unwind and relax, and being cosseted and tempted by the kitchen staff with delicious home-cooked food all helps."At Little Bridge House, our existing hospice in Barnstaple, the kitchen really is the heart of the home and we want to recreate this at Charlton Farm. Similarly, it is of the utmost importance that all the rooms in the hospice are comfortable, clean and inviting and dedicated housekeeping staff are vital for this."The little things mean as much as the big things to the families we help."The charity is looking for people with a recognised catering qualification and some experience in cooking for large numbers as well as housekeeping staff who may have worked in a hotel or similar establishment.For more information contact Mandy Robbins or Nicola Waycott, head of care at Charlton Farm on 01275 866600.

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