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About

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 MAIN HOSPITAL RECEPTION.

WE  WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT

Contact 01983 534609

Shop Manager: lisa.brodie1@nhs.net

The Friends Shop, St Mary's Hospital,  Newport, Isle of Wight. PO30 5TG

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What We Do

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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 .

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Get Involved

VOLUNTEER

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.

PLAY THE LOTTERY

What better way of supporting us, than you having the potential to win big prizes.

When you play the Unity Lottery through us, Friends of St Mary’s receives 50p for every ticket that you buy!

It might not sound like a lot, but the more you play and the more people who play, the more money we get to achieve our goal!

Click below to start playing.

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.

Click below to follow us.

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 

info@fosmiow.co.uk

Since 2000 we have funded 1.5 million of equipment and facilities to IW NHS. 

 

Contact

The Shop and Office

St Mary's Hospital 

Newport

Isle of Wight

England 

PO30 5TG

01983 534609

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