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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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EXCITING NEWS – our main hospital shop in the 1937 building has been refurbished, Covid-friendly with the safety of our customers and staff of the utmost importance.  Many new lines have been added and a warm welcome awaits you in the new modern environment.  Why not try our new coffee bean machine and pick up a loyalty card.

Opening times (Monday-Friday)

Main Shop in the main hospital entrance: 8am-4.30pm  

Outpatients Dept Shop: 8.30am-3.30pm

Fracture Clinic Shop: 9am-3pm

CAC Kiosk: temporarily closed

Each year we aim to spend £250K on gifts for the hospital benefitting patients, staff and visitors. Thank you to all our customers, new and existing, for your support in helping us to achieve our aim.

FUNDRAISING:  As most of our fundraising has been suspended, 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 will only be spent at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital, with particular emphasis on supporting our wonderful hard-working NHS staff.    

Latest news

  • Photo Competition 2021Winners Photo Competition WinnersThe competition's well deserved winners collected their prizes and certificates from Tower House, Canterbury on a sunny April afternoon. See the Photos tab for their lovely entries. Thanks go to all entrants who helped raised a fantastic £300.
  • RCHB Easter table top sales Easter FundraisingRough Common, Harbledown & Blean group boost group funds with table top sales over two weekends.