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The League of Friends of the Kent & Canterbury Hospital


The League of Friends (the League) of the Kent & Canterbury Hospital (K&CH) raises funds to buy a wide range of gifts, equipment and other items to benefit patients attending the hospital as well as visitors and the staff. In total, since it was established in 1953, it has raised nearly £8 million for the hospital. In addition, the League, mainly through its many volunteers, provides a range of other services including the running of four shops throughout the hospital. We are very proud that the achievements of the League were formally recognised in 2015 when we were presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE equivalent for the voluntary and charitable sectors.


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Latest news

  • The Wrapping Team The Christmas Gift Packing Team 2017Volunteers pack up around 700 gifts for in-patients over the festive period.
  • Mobile X-ray State of the Art Mobile X-ray The Sheriff, Councillor Colin Spooner, joined the League of Friends and the Radiology team at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital to unveil a new state of the art mobile X-ray machine largely purchased from a kind legacy from the late Miss Janine Farwell.