City and Village Groups
The eight city and village groups are a very important source of fundraising for the League. Each year the large numbers of volunteers in the various groups run a wide range of activities to generate funds including coffee mornings, bingo sessions, bring and buy events, selling Christmas cards, fashion shows, sponsored walks, etc. In 2022, all of these events combined to generate funds for the League of £28,000.
The three hospital shops together with a daily ward trolley round generated an income for the League of £771,708 in 2022, equivalent to 74.3% of the total in that year. Of course, we have to take into account the cost of buying supplies, staff salaries and various other costs but even when this is done, the shops contribute significantly to the League’s funds available for spending on equipment and other gifts for the K&C Hospital. Our shops in the main entrance and Outpatients Department have undergone major refurbishments, providing a modern, professional appearance, with additional fridges and many news lines. The Fracture Clinic modernisation is being planned. Why not pop in to one of our shops if you're at the hospital and try out our new bean to cup coffee (loyalty card available) - we think you'll be impressed!
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Donations and Legacies
The generosity of patients, their relatives and friends and the general public means that donations and legacies are another important source of income for the League of Friends. However, there can be quite large year-on-year variations in this type of income, especially legacies. The League was fortunate to receive legacy income of £196,104 in 2022, compared to £121,925 in the previous year.
Making a donation to the League is very simple and if you would like to do so, please click here. Alternatively, if you would like to learn more about how you could leave a legacy gift to the League in your will, please click here.