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.

Our fundraising has enabled us during 2014 – 2015 to fund:


  1. Plaster cast and saw for Out Patients fracture clinic £ 2474
  2. 3 wheel exercise bike for wheelchair users for use in the Occupational Therapy Department £ 5000
  3. Donation towards an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) machine used for retinal screening and macular/AMD clinics enabling patients to have these tests at Newark Hospital £35000
  4. A rise and recline chair to assist with patient rehabilitation to prepare patients for safe discharge £ 1500
  5. Bed sensors and chair alarms £616.26

Community Champion Donation

An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) machine has been purchased for the Ophthalmology Team at a cost of £80,000. A contribution of £35,000 was made by the League of Friends of Newark Hospital. This equipment will be used for retinal screening and also for Macula/AMD clinics. The presentation took place on 1 July 2015 and the first patient to use the new equipment was invited to the event.

A plaster cast saw costing £2474 has been purchased by the League of Friends of Newark Hospital for use in the outpatients fracture clinic. The equipment was purchased from profits raised in the outpatients tea bar. Pictured at the presentation which took place on Wednesday 1 July 2015 are Hayley Allison, Assistant Director of Operations, Mr Aladin, Orthopaedic Consultant, Jo Codd, Outpatient Services Manager and June Howsam, Chairman of the League of Friends.

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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