Bed Push

Posted on: 27th August 2023

Torbay Hospital League of Friends held their annual bed push in Torquay on Sunday August which saw over £1,000 collected to support the League's work.

The bed push, which returned for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic began, sees League members and supporters push a Hospital bed, complete with teddy patient, around Torquay seafront while collecting donations from members of the public

The route begun at the Grand Hotel and saw the team travel past the Princess Theatre and around the inner Harbour before heading back to the start. Three pushes took place at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Members of Torbay Hospital League of Friends were also joined by Councillor Mark Spacagna, The Worshipful Mayor of Torbay, who has chosen the League as one of the charities he will be raisingfunds for during his year-long Mayoral term.

The teams were also joined by Kate Lissett, interim Medical Director, and Jane Harris, Associate Director of Communications and Partnerships from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Lots of people showed their appreciation for both the League of Friends and their local NHS' work, and the team were particularly grateful for support from Offshore Bar & Resstaurant and Habour Gifts and Antiques

Bed Push


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