Originally ‘The League of Friends’ now ‘Friends of St Mary’s Hospital’, we have been supporting and supplementing the excellent service that is found at St Mary’s, the Isle of Wight’s only hospital, since 1949.
How we are funded:
A retail manager along with volunteers run our shop in the hospital’s main foyer. In addition, we run our trolley service offering newspapers, confectionery and other items throughout the hospital wards.
We very kindly receive donations, whether it be in our collection boxes around the Island, single or regular donations or by
being kindly remembered in a Will.
Our wonderful volunteers who run the trolley service around the wards report a warm and enthusiastic welcome from everyone it reaches. The shop is very well supported by the staff at St Mary's along with visitors and patients and all are very appreciative of the service we provide.
We are extremely grateful to those who continue to generously donate to the Friends by shopping in our shop, by remembering us in their wills, through fundraising activities or by sparing change in our collection tins found around the Island.
OUR SHOP IS OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY 0800 to 1600hrs
SITUATED ALONG THE CORRIDOR FROM THE MAIN HOSPITAL RECEPTION.
WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT
Contact 01983 534609
Shop Manager: email@example.com
The Friends Shop, St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight. PO30 5TG
What We Do
The aim of Friends of St Mary's Hospital is:
To support and supplement the services offered by Islandwide NHS services, through the funding of new equipment and facilities designed to enhance the well-being of NHS patients and staff across the Isle of Wight. This can include patient welfare amenities, medical equipment, furniture and aids or patient comforts, all of which are above the standard/level required for operational purposes.
Each year IW NHS Trust departments apply to access 'The Friends Fund' to finance
the purchase of new equipment or facilities to meet our aims .
The Friends of St Mary's would not run without our dedicated team of volunteers.
Whether it is pushing the daily ward trolley, serving refreshments or working in our shop providing a warm and friendly smile or a comforting ear, the role of one of our volunteers is never boring.
We would love to hear from you if you would be interested in joining our team of volunteers at the Friends.
At some point, we or someone close to us
have or may require St Mary's Hospital. We help to make the whole experience that little bit better.
We rely on the generosity of the community to achieve our aims. Whether it is a coffee./tea or a sandwich bought in one of our cafés, buying a gift in our shops, putting your loose change in our collection tins or remembering us in a will, it all adds to improving the life of both patients and staff on the Island.
Click below to find out how to donate.
Fundraising is a great way to support us and also a brilliant way of spreading the word about Friends of St Mary's.
Do you like running, baking cakes,knitting, sky diving or simply going for a walk?
Well, we would love to hear from you because, no matter what you enjoy, it can be used to raise funds for us.
If you would like to fundraise for us, just click the button below to get in touch.
CONNECT WITH US
We love to let people know what we're up to here at the Friends.
So as well as our regular newsletter, we also share news and updates via social media platforms.
We use Facebook to fulfil this purpose and would love you to follow along as we support the Island's only hospital, St Mary’s.
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BECOME A SUPPORTER
We are grateful to all those that choose to support Friends of St Mary's Hospital. To show our appreciation we offer everyone the chance to be a supporter of 'The Friends'.
Becoming a supporter means that you will receive regular news to update you on our funding activities. There are no obligations from you, just a few detail. Email us
Since 2000 we have funded 1.5 million of equipment and facilities to IW NHS.
The Shop and Office
St Mary's Hospital
Isle of Wight