League of Friends News

A Message from the LoF Chairman, Peter Renshaw

The League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital thanks everyone who has recently answered our appeal to help in the League of Friends Shop.  However, with the cancellation of nearly all outpatient appointments and with severely restricted patient visiting during the...

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FREE COFFEE FOR ALL HOSPITAL STAFF

In these difficult times, the League felt it was right to offer free coffee to all hospital staff at our Shop in the Duchess Building.  Everyone is working so hard and although this is a small gesture, we hope that hospital staff will know how much we appreciate all...

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RUMWELL FARM SHOP HOME DELIVERIES

Rumwell Farm Shop is offering home deliveries to those who are self isolating, starting Monday 23 March.  The Rumwell Farm Shop had the League of Friends as their chosen charity last year and raised significant funds for us so please support them if you would like...

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LEAGUE GIVES £300,000

LEAGUE GIVES £300,000

It was an evening of celebration at the Somerset County Museum in Taunton last Friday when Chris Cutting, President of the League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital handed over a cheque for £300,000 to Nicola van Eerde, Matron of the Bracken Birthing Centre and...

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LEAGUE GIVES £300,000

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS GIVES £300,000

It was an evening of celebration at the Somerset County Museum in Taunton on March 6th  when Chris Cutting, President of the League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital handed over a cheque for £300,000 to Nicola van Eerde, Matron of the Bracken Birthing Centre and...

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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,...

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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 Bons All...

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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 earlier...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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GIRAFFE CARE STATION

GIRAFFE CARE STATION

Babies admitted to the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) at Musgrove Park Hospital will now benefit from state-of-the-art care, following the donation of a brand new Giraffe Incubator Carestation. The team on SNICU were over the moon to receive the new...

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