Sisters clock up 40 years of charity

League of Friends sisters, Melba Riley and Caennella Newsome retiring after a combined 43 years at the Outpatients Refreshments room at Calderdale Royal Hospital

League of Friends sisters, Melba Riley and Caennella Newsome retiring after a combined 43 years at the Outpatients Refreshments room at Calderdale Royal Hospital

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A PAIR of sisters have hung up their aprons after more than 40 years of serving tea and coffee to the friends and family of hospital patients.

Between them Caennella Newsome and Melba Riley have volunteered at the League of Friends tea bar in the Outpatients department Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Caennella has helped for more than 30 years including time at the former Northowram Hospital. Melba has volunteered for 12 years.

They will continue to meet up at the times they always have to serve tea.