League of Hospital Friends (Mansfield & Sutton)
Charities Act Reg. No. 211 213/AC
The League of Hospital Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) was established in 1948. Since the League of Hospital Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) was formed its members have raised more than £3 million in donations for the benefit of hospital patients across the area.
The League supports Millbrook Mental Health Unit, Mansfield Community Hospital and King's Mill Hospital, channelling funds to them from its charity shops in Forest Town and Sutton. As well as its charity shops the League also raises funds through its many fundraising activities.
A fantastic £600 was raised at the Mansfield Community Hospital Christmas Fayre. The League of Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) and fundraising volunteers held stalls including cakes, cards & crafts, bags & jewellery, jigsaws & books, tombola and a raffle.
A wonderful Summer Fayre which was arranged by the League of Friends was held at Mansfield Community Hospital on 28th June. A range of stalls attracted eager customers.Even though the weather was definately not Summer Fayre accommodating there was a steady flow of customers who enjoyed the day.
An Easter Raffle was held at Mansfield Community Hospital with prizes of Easter Eggs and boxes of Chocolates. A fantastic £225 was raised.
Trustees John Allin and Ralph Stone from the League of Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) attended King's Mill Hospital to present a Sonosite scanner to Business Manager Judith Butler. The Sonosite scanner, costing £21,775 will be used within the Theatre Department.
A £10,000 donation from the League of Friends has enabled the maternity bereavement suite at King's Mill Hospital to undergo a complete makeover.
The suite has enhanced home comforts in a dedicated room providing parents who have suffered a stillbirth, or whose babies have survived for only a short time after birth, to have a private and less clinical area to grieve in and get support.
The money has been raised from fundraising events, donations and from profits from three charity shops.
December 2016 - Generous donation of Christmas gifts
A big thank you to the League of Hospital Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) who very kindly purchased a Christmas gift for all patients who were in both King's Mill and Mansfield Community Hospitals over the Christmas period.
The Cardiorespiratory Department at King's Mill Hospital were presented with Lung Function Equipment worth £71,532. Pictured are Trustees of the League of Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) with Mark Roberts and Lyn Knowles from the department with the new equipment.
The League of Hospital Friends held their annual Summer Fayre on Wednesday 6th July at Mansfield Community Hospital. £467 was raised from stalls including cakes, books and gifts and a tombola and raffle. Pictured is volunteer Kath Smith on the handbag stall.
Officers of the Charity are:
Barbara Joule - Chairman Ralph Stone - Treasurer
You may want to sponsor an activity or provide finance for a particular department which has helped you or a family member or friend. If you would like to help and support our work, further information can be provided by contacting:
Community Involvement Department
Direct dial: 01623 - 676011