League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital

Welcome to the official website

In brief:
We help and support Uckfield Community Hospital

How do we support the hospital?

  • In last 6 years we have donated nearly £500,000
  • We have helped with equipment, bringing new services to the hospital, and supporting the staff
  • We are always looking to help patients and staff have a better experience at Uckfield hospital

How are we able to help & support Uckfield Hospital?

  • By donations from the public, however small or large—every little helps!
  • Remember we are a charity so gifts can avoid taxation (details)
  • We are all volunteers, so there is no waste, your £ gives a £ to the hospital

It’s your hospital and we try to help ensure you have an excellent local service and the best experience possible.

Since 2010 the League of Friends have contributed approximately £480,000 to The Uckfield Community Hospital in support of the facilities and services offered to the local inhabitants of the town and the surrounding villages.

Amongst the extensive list of items provided to the Hospital are; an extension to the day room for the use of patients; assistance in replacing and upgrading the x-ray machine from analogue to digital format; bed, mattress and privacy screening improvements for patients comfort; additional and upgraded surgical equipment; technical literature; televisions to all areas throughout the hospital; patients furniture, together with numerous other items.

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League of Friends Logo

The provision of the monies that allowed this level of support has been made possible as a result of generous legacies and donations from grateful and supportive members of the public and also fundraising, promotions and activities by members of the committee and hospital supporters.

These activities include stalls at the Uckfield Big Day and Lions’ Day Fetes, the sale of books in the hospital and the 100+ club for which we always welcome new members. The cost of this is only £1 per month ie. £12 per annum and there are monthly prize draws of £20, £15 and £10 together with twice yearly bonus draws of £75 and a Christmas bonanza draw of £100. Entry forms can be obtained from the secretary, Joan Stocker 01825 764839.

The Hospital’s 25th Birthday, celebrated in flowers.
The League of Friends donated this beautiful flowerbed to celebrate the 25 years since the hospital was official opened. Bernard Trew President (3rd from the left), was a major organiser of the initial fund raising programme. Over a million pounds was raised, and he is still here raising money! To his right is the current Chair, Chris Macvae, along with other Trustees, Chris Bendall, Roy Thompson (Treasurer), John Cavery, Lorri Hyett, Peter WardBooth and Naomi Hill.

The Staff enjoy a well-deserved lunch to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Hospital. Some present today have been working at the Hospital since it opened.