Work begins on the Bracken Birthing Centre

Work will shortly begin on the £300,000 upgrade of the Bracken Birthing Centre, funded entirely by the League of Friends to mark its 60th Anniversary Year.  The refurbished centre will include two brand new en-suite rooms including an additional birthing pool which,...

Rumwell Farm Shop raises £1450 for the League

In 2019, the League of Friends was one of the Rumwell Farm Shop’s chosen charities and during the year an amazing total of £1450 was raised.  This was achieved through collecting tins, two charity quiz and supper evenings, a 10p donation from each pack of Bon...
QUEEN’S COLLEGE ROTARY CHALLENGE

QUEEN’S COLLEGE ROTARY CHALLENGE

Yet again, the boys and girls in Years 5 and 6 at Queen’s College Junior School excelled themselves with their creative and innovative ideas to raise money.  Supporting the Giraffe Care Station which the League presented to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...
OPHTHALMIC DEPARTMENT RECEIVES SPECULAR MICROSCOPE

OPHTHALMIC DEPARTMENT RECEIVES SPECULAR MICROSCOPE

Dr Indi Sian in the Ophthalmic Department was delighted this month to receive the delivery of a £16,000 specular microscope, paid for by the League of Friends.  This specialised microscope gives an accurate assessment of the corneal cell count and is used particularly...
TOAD AUCTION FOR BRACKEN APPEAL

TOAD AUCTION FOR BRACKEN APPEAL

A hugely successful auction of toads was held at Hestercombe Gardens on Sunday 13th October.  Thanks must go to Hestercombe for displaying the toads for the previous week and to Greenslades who kindly organised the auction.  Over £15,000 was raised for the Bracken...
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN AID OF THE LEAGUE

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN AID OF THE LEAGUE

How about one of these beautiful hand knitted tea cosies? Knitted by Julia Steer, these are available in Miles Tea Rooms in the High Street and all proceeds go to the League of Friends.