League of Friends News

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS GIVES £500,000 TO MUSGROVE PARK

  Thanks to donations and legacies, the League of Friends Musgrove Park Hospital has recently been able to support requests from the hospital for equipment and developments at Musgrove Park totalling half a million pounds. Chairman of the League of Friends, Peter...

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Assistant Manager Vacancy at the League of Friends Shop

Do you know anyone who might be interested in a part time assistant manager role at the Musgrove Park Hospital League of Friends shop? The role involves 26.25 hours over three days. Retail experience is preferred, but not essential, and the person must be good working...

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Hedgehogs with a Surprise!

Hedgehogs with a Surprise!

Pat Wyatt who volunteers in the Shop at Musgrove Park Hospital and is a member of Taunton Inner Wheel has been making Easter gifts with a difference - hedgehogs with a chocolate egg hidden in their bottoms!   At £1.25 each, they are selling like ‘hot hedgehogs’ so...

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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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