League of Hospital Friends (Newark)

Registered charity no. 219251


The League of Friends of the Newark Hospital were formed in April 1957. The Friends are a motivated and active voluntary organisation committed to fundraising to enhance the patient services at our local community hospital. We do not have any paid fundraisers. The Friends are able to provide much needed equipment and comforts for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff through income raised by the work of our team of fantastic volunteers.                             

The Friends, supported by hospital volunteers also run the Mary Taylor Coffee Lounge and the Out Patients Tea Bar both of which are extremely popular. We continue to hold our usual events which include quiz nights, tombolas and very successful raffles.

Presentation of Neurology Couch

The Friends of Newark Hospital have purchased a double neurology couch for the Therapy Services Department at a cost of £1,115.  The couch enables therapists to offer a greater range of treatments due to the space and staiblity this wider couch allows.  Maisie Marriott, Friends of Newark Hospital Committee Member is pictured with Terry Marriott and Therapy Assistant Emma-Jane Webster.

neurology couch 2

Skeleton and Educational Joints purchased for Therapy Services at Newark

£391 was donated by the The Friends of Newark Hospital to purchase a skeleton and educational joints for the Therapy Services Department.  The items will greatly enhance the therapists ability to teach patients around the self-care agenda and better understand their condition.  Therapy Assistant Emma-Jane Webster is pictured getting to know the new member of the department.


Easter Raffle raises £755

The Annual Easter Raffle was held on April 11th at Newark Hospital.  The fantastic amount of £755 was raised through the selling of raffle tickets throughout March and April.  Prizes included Easter Hampers filled with luxury food items and easter eggs.  June Howsam from the League of Friends is pictured drawing the winning tickets with Dallas Fraser from the Outpatients Department at Newark Hospital and Julie Dobbins from Radiology.

                  june dallas easter raffle 2                                                   june janet easter raffle

Birthday Celebration donation of £195 

Volunteer at Newark Hospital Mary Danskin celebrated her 80th birthday in December.  She asked for donations to be given instead of presents and gave the brilliant sum of £195 to the League of Friends.  She asked that the money was used in the Fernwood Community Unit. Mary is pictured with Pippa Green (Therapy Assistant).

mary danskin


Officers of the Charity are:

June Howsam - Chairman           Bridget Cobb - Treasurer             Nadia Whitworth - Secretary

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:

June Howsam, Chairman - 80 London Road, Balderton, Newark, Notts, NG24 3AG. Telephone: 01636 706878 

Nadia Whitworth, Secretary - 127 Lime Grove, Newark, Notts, NG24 4AG.  Telephone: 01636 703892
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