Friends of Tetbury Hospital
In the late 1980s the NHS-run Tetbury Hospital was threatened with closure, so the people of the town decided to raise over £1 million to ‘buy’ it. Tetbury Hospital Trust Ltd was set up as a charity to run the hospital for the benefit of the people of Tetbury and the surrounding area. The Friends of Tetbury Hospital came into being at the same time with HRH The Prince of Wales as its Patron and acts as the fundraising arm of the Hospital. Over 350 people make regular donations and many more give on a one-off basis allowing The Friends to play an important part in providing the Hospital with new equipment and facilities.
The Hospital is commissioned to provide services for the NHS with over 95% of its income coming from these services. However, unlike the NHS the hospital does not have access to separate capital funding and it's income for NHS work only covers the clinical activity so the support from the Local Community and Friends is vital. Some of the hospital's major projects from recent years which were funded in part or in total by the Friends are shown down the side of this page.
Apart from the income raised through regular and one-off donations there are many other ways the Friends raise funds. The Committee organises events and activities throughout the year including dinners, dances, quiz nights, visits to local homes and gardens and much more.
An annual house-to-house collection in Tetbury and the surrounding villages takes place every year raising between £6000 and £10,000 towards the purchase of a specific item of new equipment which the Hospital needs.
The Friends Committee is always looking for new and enthusiastic people to join it and help in the organisation of fundraising activities. If you would like to help, contact our Chairman John McGrath, at the email or postal address given on the "Contact the Friends" page.
Becoming a Friend of Tetbury Hospital
You become a Friend simply by making a donation. There is no minimum amount, just give what you can afford. If you pay tax and are happy to complete a Gift Aid declaration, the HMRC augments your donation by rebating the basic rate of tax on the amount given.
Just navigate to the How to Donate page and download the appropriate donation form.
This page also tells you how to donate online using;
Give as you Live
You become a Supporter of the Friends by buying tickets to one of our events or by volunteering to help us organise and run any of our fundraising activities. You can find out more on the Events page.
Details about future events and a report on past events can be accessed from the side menu, on the blue background, on the Events page.