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The League of Friends of the Kent & Canterbury Hospital


The League of Friends (the League) of the Kent & Canterbury Hospital (K&CH) raises funds to buy a wide range of gifts, equipment and other items to benefit patients attending the hospital as well as visitors and the staff. In total, since it was established in 1953, it has raised over £8 million for the hospital. In addition, the League, mainly through its many volunteers, provides a range of other services including the running of four shops throughout the hospital. We are very proud that the achievements of the League were formally recognised in 2015 when we were presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE equivalent for the voluntary and charitable sectors.


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Coronavirus information

The Coronavirus pandemic is a major source of concern and it is essential that all League of Friends colleagues follow Government advice (https://www.gov.uk).  

**SHOPS RE-OPENING**  Our shops in the main entrance and Outpatients department are now open with reduced hours on week days.  Every effort has been made to make sure the shops comply with Government Covid guidance to ensure the safety of our valued customers and staff. The Ward trolley and Library Trolley services remain suspended, as has most fundraising.  Our main fundraiser, the annual fair and grand draw in August, have regrettably been cancelled. We are particularly grateful for any donations received during this difficult time, using the 'donate now' tab above, so that we can continue to support the hospital.  All monies received with only be spent at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital, for the benefit of patients, visitors and with particular emphasis on supporting our wonderful hard-working NHS staff.   

The postponed AGM on 9 June will now take place on 6 October. 

Thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented times.

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