Welcome . . .

to the official website of the Leighton Hospital League of Friends


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Could you volunteer to help the League?


Leighton Hospital League of Friends is proud to be able to help patients and staff in various ways. But we are always short of volunteers to help us. We are keen to recruit active members to help with fundraising.   


   If you are interested, please contact The League of Friends Shop in the main entrance (telephone 01270 612355) or the League's Chairman, Mrs Janet Farrell (01270 589786).


A new shop for the League of Friends in changes at the hospital

THE League of Friends' hospital shop behind the reception desk closed at the end of February 2014 and moved into temporary accommodation while a new shop was built. This is now open across the main entrance from its previous location.

   While it is not quite as big as our previous shop, we are still stocking most of the lines we had before. We serve people who are visiting patients, as well as some patients, and members of the hospital staff.


THE new shop was built as part of a refurbishment of the building by the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. The Trust has a new cafe reached off the Main Entrance.

   Read more about the changes at Leighton Hospital on the trust's website. (Click on the link). 


Outside events

EVEN though the Leighton Hospital League of Friends is no longer able to have a sales stall in the Out Patients department (which was also refurbished - including a new glass wall), we are still holding fund-raising events.

   The stall closed at the end of 2013, and since the beginning of 2014 the League has held sales stalls in local organisations' premises, and at markets and charity fayres.

   We also hold regular coffee mornings and table top sales in Nantwich.



THE League of Friends' sales stall had been run for more than 20 years, always proving very popular with patients, visitors and staff.

   Many local residents produced hand-made goods for the League to sell on this stall as a way of supporting their local hospital.

   All profits the League make go to a fund that enables us to purchase equipment to benefit hospital patients and the staff who support them.

   The money raised helps to bring the most advanced method of treatment available into the Foundation Trust, thereby benefiting local people and other patients using the Trustís services. 

l Read more about what we do, including the fund raising, on the other pages of this website. See links to various pages in the website below.




Teddy bears for babies

WE marked the 40th anniversary of our founding in 2013, by presenting teddy bears to babies born in Leighton Hospital. More


Cheque presentation

Thanks a million . . . and much more

WE have raised more than £1.65 million for projects in the hospital, thanks to people who have supported us.  Milestone | Latest figures


a family's thanks

A family's thanks

THE family of a League of Friends volunteer donates a cheque. More

Cheque starts appeal£10,000 cheque

We donated £10,000 to launch a £50,000 appeal for cancer equipment.   More

We help a project

One cheque presented by the League was for a hernia patients project.   More


Meeting the Duke

Duke of York

When he opened Leighton Hospital's new Treatment Centre, H.R.H. the Duke of York was keen to meet members of the League of Friends.  More

Can you help with our work in hospital and other venues?

We are looking for more volunteers. Click here if you would like to join the League of Friends.

No spare time left? Never mind,

a donation would be fine

IF, like many people, your spare time is fully committed, but you would like to help us with a cash donation instead, click here.

What we do with the money that we raise each year

Each year we publish a list of the items that we have bought with the money we raise.   More 

The website was launched on July 10, 2004, and was last updated on July 25, 2018

Website index

Who we are | What we do | Who runs the League of Friends? | How can I join? | How can I make a donation? | Donations index

Million milestone | Funds we have raised | Marking 40 years of fund raising | The shop | The Duke calls in