Leighton Hospital League of Friends is a group of people from the local
community who work for the benefit of patients and staff in Leighton
Hospital. There are currently
20 members but we would always welcome more.
The League was founded in
1973 shortly after the hospital was opened - so we celebrated our 40th
anniversary in 2013.
This picture was taken when
we marked 30 years existence in
THE main objective of the League is to raise
money for the purchase of equipment and comforts for the benefit of patients
and staff at the hospital.
This helps to bring the most advanced methods of treatment
available into the Mid-Cheshire Hospitals
Trust and benefits local people and other patients
using the Trustís services.
Since the League was formed, we have raised more than
for projects throughout the hospital.
donations for the past five years alone totalled £341,793.78. This was made up
of: March 2010,
£93,313.00; March 2011, £68,551.16; March 2012, £23,935.33; March 2013,
£31,274.55; and March 2014,
£124,719.74. There was a
moratorium on spending for six months in 2011 - 2012 while we waited for
the first six months of this financial year has been £140,000.
As a result of our fund
raising, many items of equipment and services have been provided. For
details of the funds click here.
How do we decide what to donate to the
departments? We receive applications for funding from the various
After checking with the hospital
Trust to ensure that the requested item fits in with the corporate plans,
the funding request is considered at the Members' Meeting.
Update: As with all
organisations, personnel change over time. In our case, the former
Chairman, Peter Andrews, has been succeeded by Janet Farrell. Peter
remains a member of the League of Friends.
The articles are accurate as at
the date included in them. Updates have been added where appropriate.