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2017 LEAGUE BED PUSH

2017 LEAGUE BED PUSH

Posted on: 27th September 2017

Not an every-day sight on the seafront. The 3rd annual League of Friends Bed-Push took place on the 27th August and raised an amazing £1,069.16. It was a very sunny bank holiday Sunday making it hot work for pushers recruited from trustees, cafe staff, Guides, friends and family.  The League was thrilled…

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'TANKS' FOR THE CASH

'TANKS' FOR THE CASH

Posted on: 23rd August 2017

There's something fishy going on at the Louisa Carey Children's Ward! The league splashed out £2,000 to replace the ward's iconic tropical fish tank.

Ward clerk supervisor, Jane Edwards said 'The old tank was falling to pieces so we were thrilled when the League came to the rescue. As soon as kids arrive…

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IN IT TO WIN IT FOR THE LEAGUE

IN IT TO WIN IT FOR THE LEAGUE

Posted on: 18th July 2017

We've signed up to be part of the new Torbay Lottery.  The best bit is that 50% of the ticket sales will come to the Torbay Hospital League of Friends if you sign up on our page AND you could still be luck and win a prize.  You…

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LEAGUE VICE PRESIDENT AWARDED

LEAGUE VICE PRESIDENT AWARDED

Posted on: 18th July 2017

It was an enormous pleasure to see one of our long-standing volunteers being recognised for her amazing efforts supporting  the League and other local organisations. Vice President, Lynne Hookings, was admitted as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Torbay 'in recognition and appreciation of her contribution…

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VALUABLE REST FOR BUSY DOCTORS

VALUABLE REST FOR BUSY DOCTORS

Posted on: 18th July 2017

With extraordinary demands becoming the daily norm and the challenge of tough shift patterns, everyone knows how hard our Doctors work. We were therefore delighted to be invited to pay a modest amount to provide something that will be very much appreciated.  The refurbished Doctors' restroom gives on-call Doctors…

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CUB SCOUTS PROMISE TO HELPING OTHERS

CUB SCOUTS PROMISE TO HELPING OTHERS

Posted on: 18th July 2017

Excellent work from the 3rd Torbay Shiphay Cubs who raised an amazing £649.67 for the Torbay Hospital League of Friends. Here they are presenting their giant cheque to Vice President, Lynne Hookings at a special visit to the new reception area at Torbay Hospital in March. What a lovely picture - we managed not…

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LONG SERVICE AWARD

LONG SERVICE AWARD

Posted on: 14th June 2017

In 1992 Annie Fuzzens retired and decided to volunteer at the League's busy Butterflies Cafe and she's been there, through thick and thin, rain and shine, on Friday mornings since then. At 84 years young she has just completed 25 years  of voluntary service, an incredible milestone recognised at a special presentation…

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"FRIENDS" COFFEE MORNING

Posted on: 01st May 2017

 "Where would we be without Friends" was the theme of a talk given by Richard Eve - Clinical Lead, and Peggy Christie - Modern Matron both from the new ICU (Intensive Care Unit). They explained that the League's contribution of £1.6million has made a huge impact on the patients care in ICU,…

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AMICI RESTAURANT

AMICI RESTAURANT

Posted on: 29th April 2017

A most enjoyable "Italian" evening was recently held at Amici's Restaurant, Torquay.

The successful event was hosted by the Events Commitee.

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STAFF TRAINING IN CCU

STAFF TRAINING IN CCU

Posted on: 01st March 2017

Two CCU members of staff receive training of the new state of the art equipment in one of the 14 units within CCU. The League are proud to have raised the £1.6 million through 'It's Critical' Appeal which has paid for all of the state of the art equipment enabling…

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KEVIN FOSTER MP

KEVIN FOSTER MP

Posted on: 28th February 2017

Kevin Foster MP with Trustees of the League at the official opening of the CCU.

 

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF CCU

OFFICIAL OPENING OF CCU

Posted on: 27th February 2017

SIR RICHARD IBBOTSON Chairman of T&SD NHS Foundation Trust unveils the plaque marking the official opening of the much awaited Critical Care Unit and new main entrance.

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DAVE & MAC

DAVE & MAC

Posted on: 01st February 2017

WHAT A GREAT DUO

   Dave Hanbury does it again with another successful Chish and Fips evening at Hanbury's Babbacombe. Diners were treated to the great musical accompaniment of Mac and his selection of songs from the greats. Once again the Wellswood committee are grateful for the geneoristy of Dave…

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY

Posted on: 15th December 2016

Christmas comes early for Torbay Hospital's new CCU

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WE HAD A BALL!!!

WE HAD A BALL!!!

Posted on: 26th October 2016

The League had a fantastic time at it's Celebration Ball on Friday 14 October at the Imperial Hotel Torquay to celebrate reaching one of it's biggest targets to date £1.6 million for the new critical care unit. The hospital was represented by Sir Richard Ibbottson Chairman of the Foundation Trust; Mairead McAlinden…

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COUNCILLOR'S DONATION

COUNCILLOR'S DONATION

Posted on: 26th October 2016

Councillor Ray Hill - Chairman of Torbay Council recently attended the League's Celebration Ball where he presented a cheque for £962.65 as part of his charity fundraising during his time in office.  Receiving the cheque is Vice President and Chairman of Wellswood district Mrs Lynne Hookings and League Chairman…

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LEAGUE INSPIRES CHARLOTTE

LEAGUE INSPIRES CHARLOTTE

Posted on: 26th October 2016

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HELP US CELEBRATE!!!

HELP US CELEBRATE!!!

Posted on: 03rd October 2016

HELP US CELEBRATE the great achievement of raising £1.6million for the new CCU unit.  Tickets are still available for our Celebration Ball at THE IMPERIAL HOTEL TORQUAY on FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER. Please contact as soon as possisble.

Lynne Hookings 01803 291581 - 

Shirley Cox 01803 322805

For…

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THE FINAL PUSH

THE FINAL PUSH

Posted on: 26th September 2016

The Final Push started on time on a bright Sunday morning, there were a lot of people around as it was August bank holiday weekend.

The Push would consist of pushing a hospital bed starting at the bus shelter opposite the Grand Hotel,  along the sea front, across the millennium…

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WE'VE DONE IT!

WE'VE DONE IT!

Posted on: 08th September 2016

 

 

League of Friends £1.6 m Achievement

Torbay Hospital League of Friends is celebrating the successful…

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A THOUSAND THANKS

A THOUSAND THANKS

Posted on: 25th July 2016

YOUNG MUM SAYS A THOUSAND THANKS TO LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

 

A young Mum whose daughter nearly died in Torbay Hospital’s critical care unit…

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BARN DANCE

BARN DANCE

Posted on: 19th July 2016

What a hoe-down was had at the Barn Dance held in July! Hoe-downers were reeling and spinning to the fiddle and accordian playing of The Little Lucy Lastic Band.  A fabulous buffet was a welcome break between the dances to re-invigorate for the next round! A very big thankyou to all the Wellswood hoe-downers…

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TOPPING OUT!

TOPPING OUT!

Posted on: 08th July 2016

A special topping out ceremony took place at Torbay Hospital on Thursday 16 June to signify that the new critical care unit and main entrance build has now reached…

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MASONS SUPPORT

MASONS SUPPORT

Posted on: 09th May 2016

A cheque for £3400 is being presented to members of the League David Rogers (Chairman) and Mrs Julia Hearne (Vice-President)  which has been raised by various Chapters of Freemasons from the Bay by Messrs Southcott and Ware.

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TEA & TOGS ...

TEA & TOGS ...

Posted on: 04th April 2016

TEA AND TOP TOGS FOR THE LEAGUE LADIES

 

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IT'S A BREEZE

IT'S A BREEZE

Posted on: 09th March 2016

 

BREEZE PRESENTER BLOWN AWAY BY QUALITY OF HOSPITAL CARE

 

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SINGING DERMATOLOGIST

SINGING DERMATOLOGIST

Posted on: 29th February 2016

 

MEET THE SINGING DERMATOLOGIST

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FRIENDS & FAMILY

FRIENDS & FAMILY

Posted on: 29th February 2016

 

 

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PAIGNTON LOF

PAIGNTON LOF

Posted on: 29th February 2016

The League of Friends of Paignton Hospital gives £300,000…

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HANBURY'S CHISH & FIPS

HANBURY'S CHISH & FIPS

Posted on: 29th February 2016

Another successful Chish and Fips night was recently held at Hanbury's Fish restaurant in Babbacombe.  Thanks once again to the very generous offer from David Hanbury the Wellswood committee were able to raise £1282.66.  Many thanks to all who attended this very popular event. 

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CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL SERVICE

CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL SERVICE

Posted on: 19th December 2015

A cheque for £2118.00 was presented to President Pat Roberts by the Manager of Torbay Cemetry and Crematorium Sarah McKerrell following a well attended Christmas memorial service.  The service was supported by local funeral directors and  refreshments and a raffle took place on the night. 

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CCU APPEAL REACHES £900,000

CCU APPEAL REACHES £900,000

Posted on: 19th December 2015

A Christmas THANK YOU Tea was recently held for League Volunteers at which Chairman David Rogers announced that the "THIS IS CRITICAL APPEAL" had reached £900,000!  During the tea Father Christmas was joined by Sir Richard Ibbotson (Chairman Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) and…

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PRIDE of SOUTH DEVON

PRIDE of SOUTH DEVON

Posted on: 15th December 2015

Recently the League was invited to attend the Herald Express PRIDE OF SOUTH DEVON Awards 2015 held at the Imperial Hotel Torquay, at which we were nominated for the Community Group Award while Vice President Lynne Hookings was nominated for the Fund Raiser Award. There was stiff competition in both groups and firstly…

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TRAFALGAR CELEBRATIONS

TRAFALGAR CELEBRATIONS

Posted on: 02nd November 2015

 

Chocolate Galleons depicting ships of the great Battle of Trafalgar formed a unique parade during a Celebration Dinner organised by the Wellswood District.  The evening held at The Grand Hotel Torquay was a sell out, with Captain Henry Duffy RN from Britannia Royal Naval College and Mairead McAlinden…

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THE EYES HAVE IT!

THE EYES HAVE IT!

Posted on: 11th September 2015

Torbay Hospital Eye Department is pleased to be able to open a dedicated Eye Surgical Simulation Lab after a generous donation from the Torbay Hospital League of Friends. Simulation is the way forward in surgical training. The ability to easily access realistic high and low tech simulation models is…

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HALF WAY THERE!

HALF WAY THERE!

Posted on: 31st August 2015

We are now Half Way to the Target of £1.6million for the new CCU.  The appeal has now crossed the £800K line!  League Chairman David Rogers is pictured with Trustees at the thermometer outside Torbay Hospital.  David said "It is absolutely fantastic and the public at large have really…

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GROUND BREAKING ....

GROUND BREAKING ....

Posted on: 14th July 2015

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GROUND BREAKING PROJECT.....BREAKS GROUND!

A special groundbreaking ceremony took place at Torbay Hospital this week to mark the official start of building work on the new critical care unit and main entrance.
The exciting £14.5m project  will deliver a brand new, state-of-the-art critical…

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GARDEN PARTY

GARDEN PARTY

Posted on: 22nd June 2015

Once again due to the British weather the garden party needed to be held inside on the tennis courts of the Palace Hotel, Torquay. The Chairman and a happy band of volunteers tested the grounds yet unfortunately the table legs started to sink and the decision was made.
Early indications are about 500 people attended…

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FUND RAISING FRENZY!!!

Posted on: 22nd June 2015

The past few weeks has seen a frenzy of fund raising activity for the League.  Thanks to Palm FM and our other supporters we have been busy fundraising at; Hoopers Torquay at their fashion show, visiting the Little Theatre at Meadfoot with Rotary, raising monies at Newton Abbot Racecourse, Babbacombe…

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DOUBLE YOUR MONEY

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY

Posted on: 30th May 2015

ROTARY PLAY ‘DOUBLE YOUR MONEY’ FOR LEAGUE APPEAL

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FASHION SHOW

FASHION SHOW

Posted on: 30th May 2015

Spring Fashion Show

 

Torbay Hospital League of Friends were delighted to welcome over 90 people to their Spring Fashion Show held at the Horizon Centre at Torbay Hospital.  The Frock Exchange of Preston provided…

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LEAGUE CINCHES BEST SELLING

LEAGUE CINCHES BEST SELLING

Posted on: 30th May 2015

 

LEAGUE CLINCHES BEST-SELLER FOR GARDEN PARTY

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MASONIC LODGE

MASONIC LODGE

Posted on: 01st May 2015

~~MASONIC LODGE GIVES £200 TO APPEAL
 
The Pleaides Masonic Chapter from Totnes have given £200 to the Critical Care Unit Appeal.
 Handing over a cheque to League Chairman David Rogers, Ian Tabraham said:  ‘I am glad to say that I get to choose which charity to give this…

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FOR CCU and ST GEORGE!

FOR CCU and ST GEORGE!

Posted on: 01st May 2015

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson Chairman SDHCT is pictured addressing 'The Beef' presented by the Head Chef of The Grand Hotel Torquay at our St George's Day Celebration.  The Beef was lead into the restaurant by St George and two Drummers from Torbay Sea Cadets.  The fabulous evening raised around £5000. …

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LINEN LEAGUE 'WOW'

LINEN LEAGUE 'WOW'

Posted on: 15th March 2015

‘LINEN LEAGUE’ WINS A WOW! AWARD

 

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FRIENDS 'WOW'

FRIENDS 'WOW'

Posted on: 15th March 2015

The League of Friends are 'WOW'!

After Gina was visited by her Doctor late on the 24th

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BOWLED OVER!

BOWLED OVER!

Posted on: 15th March 2015

The Palm 105.5 Chairty Bowling night took place on Tuesday 10 March at AMF Bowling Torquay in aid of the Critical Care Unit Appeal.  The evening was a great success, enjoyed by all and a total of £1265.15 was raised on theRead more...

Riviera Sound

Riviera Sound

Posted on: 25th February 2015

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CHISH & FIPS HANBURY'S

CHISH & FIPS HANBURY'S

Posted on: 11th February 2015

CHISH, FIPS ‘n SEA SHANTIES – WHAT A WHOPPER!

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HEARING AID

HEARING AID

Posted on: 03rd February 2015

League donation means more accurate hearing test results for children

South…

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WAITROSE CUSTOMERS

WAITROSE CUSTOMERS

Posted on: 02nd February 2015

 

WAITROSE CUSTOMERS HELP RAISE £353 FOR LEAGUE

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OLYMPIC EFFORT

OLYMPIC EFFORT

Posted on: 01st February 2015

 

OLYMPIC-SIZED EFFORT FROM OFFICE PALS

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WOW AWARD

WOW AWARD

Posted on: 31st January 2015

LEAGUE VOLUNTEER CHRIS RECEIVES ‘WOW’ AWARD

 

Torbay League of Friends volunteer…

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BIG NOISE CHORUS

BIG NOISE CHORUS

Posted on: 05th January 2015

“Big Noise Chorus brings the house down”

 A packed St Matthias Church Torquay were treated to a wonderful evening…

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THIS IS CRITICAL LAUNCH

THIS IS CRITICAL LAUNCH

Posted on: 05th January 2015

An enjoyable Afternoon Tea was recently held at The Bayview Restaurant for League volunteers to launch the "This is Critical" appeal for the planned new Critical Care Unit.  Joining them were representatives from hospital management and from the CCU.  

We were very pleased to welcome Palm FM…

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