League of Friends News

GET SET, BAKE!

GET SET, BAKE!

We have been really touched by a gesture from a group of bakers in the six Polden villages (Ashcott, Burtle, Catcott, Chilton Polden, Edington and Shapwick) who are going to bring cakes into the Shop every Thursday for sixteen weeks which Jackie will then arrange to...

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Platinum Skies donation

Platinum Skies donation

The Platinum Skies development near the Library in Taunton has chosen the League of Friends as one of its two local charities to support this year.  They have kindly donated £500 to buy dementia friendly games and activities.  We hope to have a photo opportunity soon...

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Bracken Birthing Centre officially opens!

The League of Friends at Musgrove Park joined with hospitals midwives on Friday 5 November to declare the new Bracken Birthing Centre officially open. During the COVID-19 pandemic the centre underwent a £300k upgrade, funded by the League of Friends, to give...

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TAUNTON AND PICKERIDGE GOLF TOURNAMENT

TAUNTON AND PICKERIDGE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Taunton and Pickeridge Gold Club kindly hosted their annual  Musgrove Cup Golf Tournament on August 6th and raised an astonishing £1095 for the League of Friends.  Seen here are club captain Jackie Ford presenting the cheque to Anne Bartaby.  Thank you to all those...

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CHOP YOUR MOP!

The League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital launched its ‘Chop Your Mop’ campaign on Monday 12th April to coincide with the re-opening of hairdressers after four long months.  Supporters are being asked to help the hospital by donating the cost of the haircut they...

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League of Friends continues to give to the Hospital

The League has continued to give vitally needed equipment to Musgrove during the Covid pandemic.  There have been no handovers due to the restrictions so we have no photographs for publicity purposes but nevertheless the giving has continued.  Items including newborn...

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GENEROUS DONATION FROM TAUNTON DEANE BOWLING CLUB

A big thank you to Taunton Deane Bowling Club, based at Blackbrook, who chose the League of Friends as their Charity of the Year and have given us a cheque for £2231.50. We really appreciate local organisations supporting us and can supply collecting boxes, banners...

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BRACKEN BIRTH CENTRE OPENS – A DREAM BECOMES REALITY!

BRACKEN BIRTH CENTRE OPENS – A DREAM BECOMES REALITY!

Musgrove Park Midwives and Somerset parents-to-be are celebrating following the news that the refurbished Bracken Birth Centre has officially opened after many months of fund raising and planning. The centre has undergone a £300,000 upgrade that gives patients -to-be...

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2020 EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

As well as the £300,000 given to the Bracken Birthing Centre, the League has donated a further £245,000 to Musgrove Park Hospital in 2020 to purchase the following equipment: £16,000 for a Model Box Room 3D Scanner for the Maxillo Facial Unit £98,000 for Urology...

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FUNDRAISING

FUNDRAISING

Sisters Emily Franklin and Abby Reynolds are organising a charity headshave on the 1st June in aid of the League of Friends.  They hope to raise £1000 for us so if you would like to donate please follow the link below...

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‘TASTES FOR PLEASURE’ TROLLEYS

‘TASTES FOR PLEASURE’ TROLLEYS

Together with Exeter Chiefs, Marks and Spencer and Sheppys Cider, the League of Friends is donating the £1000 we received from Wivey has Jazz to four ‘Tastes for Pleasure’ trolleys being organised by Lucy Chambers, Enhanced Supportive Care Nurse. Stocked with drinks,...

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From the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw has written to the staff and volunteers of the League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital expressing her appreciation and thanks for the work they have been undertaking in not only keeping the shop open in the hospital but also...

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