The coffee bar at Kirklees Magistrates is raising money for charities ... but it needs more volunteers.

Huddersfield Lions Club took over the administration of running the bar from the Royal Voluntary Service which is open five mornings a week and on some busy afternoons selling hot drinks, toast, teacakes to raise money for various charities.

Huddersfield Lions President Graham Isley said: “This is one of our most successful ways of fundraising for charities while at the same time providing a service and promoting the work of the Lions.

“Every penny made after costs for supplies have been covered goes to charities nominated by the volunteers.

“So far we have contributed to the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Regiment with many other charities benefiting at six monthly intervals.

“Our customers include solicitors, court ushers and administration staff along with visitors to the court.

“Some of our regulars supply ideas of what we should provide them with and, of course, we try to oblige.

“However, although RVS volunteers remain an essential part of the team running the coffee bar, numbers are falling and now this important service is struggling to maintain an adequate volunteer staffing level.

“We had a marvellous response to a similar plea published by the Examiner in July last year when 10 people volunteered but, unfortunately, for one reason or another, many of those have had to leave us and we are again in the position of needing help.

“We would warmly welcome anyone with a couple of hours to spare each week.”

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