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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 nearly £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 (  

**SHOP RE-OPENING** - We are busy planning a phased re-opening.  Initially, our Outpatients shop will open on Tues 2 June with reduced hours, 10am-2pm week days,  while demand is assessed.  Sadly we cannot accept help from our volunteers for the time being (we are missing you all). 

The Ward trolley and Library Trolley services remain suspended, as has all 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 AGM on 9 June will be postponed until 6 October and the Central Committee meeting on 7 July has been cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented times.

Latest news

  • Delicious homemade cakes on display RCHB Group AGMA successful AGM raises £300 for the Rough Common, Harbledown and Blean group.
  • Stroboscope StroboscopeThe League has donated a high-tech device that allows medics to see close-up images and videos of patients' vocal cords costing £73,000.