League of Friends

The League of Friends is an independent registered charity (no.1117967) that raises funds for projects around the hospital and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

The League has been supporting the hospital since 1956 at the Old Queen Alexandra Memorial Hospital in the boulevard in the town centre and since this time has raised over £5 million to buy medical equipment, to renovate and upgrade facilities, as well as to pay for new building projects. 


League Aims

The object of the League of Friends is to support the work of Weston General Hospital to maintain and improve - either by direct provision of service or through financial support - the hospital, including the following:

  • Provision or improvement of facilities required for the treatment of patients
  • Purchasing new medical and nursing equipment
  • Provision of other amenities for patients, visitors or staff



The Shop

Run by Sam Davies, the shop, now refurbished, provides a regular source of income for the League, which ultimately benefits the patients. 


It sells a wide variety of toiletries, sweets, confectionery, newspapers, cards, flowers and soft toys. Books in good condition are sold at very reasonable prices.


The shop is staffed by volunteers often working in pairs, with a shift system of 3 hours. The shop currently operates 7 days a week, 10am until 7pm.



If you are aged between 18 and 85 and are looking to do some voluntary work, why not come and join us?

If you would like more information, please contact Tony Williams via phone 07831 126948 or via email twquantock@gmail.com.



This is organised by Judy Rowdon and activities take place throughout the year to include stalls held at Worle Lions Fun Day and Hutton Village’s 'Taste of Somerset' plus bi-monthly raffles at the hospital. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Judy on 01934 424788. Further information can be found on our Facebook page.


Making a Donation

We rely on donations to enable us to keep up our good work for Weston General Hospital.  There are many reasons people donate to the League and many ways in which to donate. Donations in appreciation of care received help others to receive that care in the future, whilst donations in lieu of flowers in memory of a loved one can provide a more lasting tribute. If you would like to know more about making a donation, please contact our treasurer Nigel Cormack, via email nigel@cormack.me.uk.


Equipment Purchases

The League of Friends is very careful about how we use the money available to us, through donations, legacies and fundraising. We work in partnership with hospital staff across the spectrum, to provide services and equipment that will help improve treatment, making a real difference to them and for the patients in their care.



For more information, please contact the League’s Chairman Tony Williams twquantock@gmail.com, Treasurer Nigel Cormack nigel@cormack.me.uk or Secretary Elizabeth Matthews lizziematthews567@btinternet.com