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League of 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.

December 2019

The Newark Rock Choir performed a Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church raising a tremendous £640.50 for the Friends of Newark Hospital.

A Christmas Fayre was held on 3rd December at Newark Hospital.  Stalls included a tombola, lucky dip, gifts, crafts, cakes and a raffle.  The fantastic sum of £457.55 was raised which will be used to support patients at Newark Hospital.

September 2019

A 'Pink Day' was held at Newark Hospital where a fantastic £756.10 was raised. Staff and volunteers wore items of pink clothing and there were various stalls including a tombola, cake sale and raffle.


June 2019

£33,500 now raised for the Breast Services Appeal
The Friends of Newark Hospital presented a cheque to Sherwood Hospitals Trust Chairman John MacDonald for £6,000 at their recent 61st AGM. The money was raised through sales in the two refreshment areas at Newark Hospital.

April 2019

Donations raises  Breast Cancer Services Appeal to £22,000
Thank you to the Friends of Newark Hospital for their generous donation of £2,000 to the breast appeal from recent raffles, cake sales and a quiz night.

February 2019

A Valentines Raffle held at Newark Hospital by the League of Friends raised the great amount of £153 for the Breast Cancer Services Appeal.
The winner, Linda McGurick was presented with the flowers and chocolates.

December 2018

The Friends of Newark Hospital Christmas raffle has raised a whopping £2,039.80 for the Breast Cancer Service Appeal. Thanks to the committee members, officers and hospital volunteers who have given their time to sell tickets.

Christmas jumper day at Newark Hospital raised a fantastic £140.45 for the breast cancer service appeal. Thanks to the Friends of Newark Hospital who collected donations and handed out mince pies to staff & volunteers