League of Friends
Walton Community Hospital

The League of Friends


The League of Friends supports Walton Community Hospital by providing services for patients, staff and visitors, including a coffee shop, hospital gardens, equipment for the hospital, newspapers for patients and activities for patients.

We Are The League of Friends of Walton Community Hospital

The predecessors to the League of Friends were in operation before the creation of the NHS in 1948.
In 1949, the various voluntary organisations grouped together and formed the national League of Friends with 45 individual League of Friends organisations. The national League of Friends now has over 800 member organisations and was renamed Attend in 2006.

The League of Friends of Walton hospital was formed in 1965.

It is a registered charity (number 258748) and is managed by a committee of elected trustees from the membership.

The Committee

Committee The committee meets every six weeks to review the finances, any ongoing projects with the hospital, feedback from the volunteers and coffee shop activities. They also ensure that the Friends comply with all statutory rules on the conduct of the charity.

Click to read the Chairmans Report from the Annual General Meeting 5th January 2016

One of the main activities of the League of Friends is to run the coffee shop in the hospital reception area. The shop is open from 10am to 4pm each weekday and from 2pm to 4pm on a Saturday and Sunday. It is run by fourteen ladies who each do a morning or afternoon session in the shop.

If you would like to help the League of Friends then please volunteer or make a donation.