It was a record year for the fundraisers

record year for gifts










Alan Parker (Deputy Chairman) and Miriam Andrews (Treasurer) of the League hand the cheque to Tracy Bullock, the Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive of the Trust with members of the League and Hospital Shop staff.  







A press release issued in September 2010 said:


THE volunteers of Leighton Hospital League of Friends are celebrating a record year of fundraising in 2009/10.

   More than 90,000 was donated to the hospital by the League during the financial year, enabling 25 projects across various wards and departments to be completed.

   The League of Friends has raised more than 1.5million in total over its 36 years of working in, and for, the local community.

   In 2009/10, League-funded projects included:
n A gold-standard ultrasound machine for the Rheumatology Department;
n Four lead-lined room dividers and five intravenous trolleys for the Emergency Department;
n A bladder scanner for the Emergency Assessment Unit;
n A vital signs/cardiac monitor for the Emergency Assessment Unit;
n Medical equipment and patient comforts for the Labour Suite;


n Tables and chairs for ward day rooms; and
n A paging system within the Outpatients Department for patients with hearing difficulties.

   Most of the money is raised through the hospital shop, which is run by the League. All the profits from the shop are used to fund projects throughout the hospital.

  There is also a sales trolley which stocks many items from the shop and visits all the wards on a daily basis, providing an invaluable and convenient service to patients and staff.

   Peter Andrews, former Chairman of the League of Friends, said: "In addition to the shop, the League raises money through a weekly sales table in the Outpatients Department waiting area which, together with our coffee mornings, makes a real contribution to League funds. We

also provide a book service to inpatients at Leighton, which is always welcomed and valued by patients.

    "My heartfelt thanks go out to all of our volunteers and shop staff for their continued commitment and hard work during the last financial year, which has made all these



projects possible."

    On receiving the donation, Tracy Bullock, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive for Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Leighton Hospital, said: "I am delighted to accept this staggering donation from our League of Friends.
    "Everybody at the Trust is hugely grateful at the generosity shown over the past 36 years. All of the money which the League has provided has gone towards helping the Trust improve patient care and experience.

    "On behalf of the Trust, I'd like to say a massive thank you to everybody who has supported the League of Friends and its volunteers over the past year."


Update: While still a member of the League of Friends, Peter Andrews has been succeeded as Chairman by Janet Farrell. The League no longer has a stall in the Outpatients Department. Tracy Bullock is now the Chief Executive.



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