What we do

The aim of the Friends of the Friarage is to support the work of the Friarage Hospital and the Health Centres of Hambleton & Richmondshire in providing the best possible healthcare to every patient, above the standards that NHS funding alone allows. We achieve this through fundraising activities, charitable donations, legacies and voluntary support.

Thanks to fundraising activities, charitable donations and legacies, we are able to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, update the hospital environment and support the development of innovative services that impact on quality of care and patient experience. We also provide smaller items, such as Christmas presents for patients who have the misfortune to be in hospital over that period.

Thanks to our committed volunteers, we provide around 5,500 hours of service every year within the Friarage Hospital: Shop, Hospital Trolley Service and Outpatients Escort Service.

Whether it is raising funds for us or donating their time to volunteer with us, we really appreciate everything that our supporters do. They are helping to improve the care and well-being of patients, visitors and staff, above and beyond what the NHS can fund and provide.

 

Thank you