Welcome to Friends of Charing Cross Hospital
Our mission is to:
- Provide funds for the purpose of supplementing a wide range of equipment and support facilities for the benefit of the Hospital, the patients and the local community in such a manner as the Trustees see fit;
- Increase public awareness of the needs of the patients of Charing Cross Hospital to mobilise support and raise funds for the hospital;
- Develop and maintain an active membership of the charity;
- Liaise with other like-minded organisations;
- Liaise with voluntary services to find volunteer workers for the charity and hospital.
If you would like to volunteer in our Friends Shop at Charing Cross Hospital – it is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday from 09:00-17:00.
This is Paul one of the lovely workers at Charing Cross Hospital and a writer and lover of poetry.He often pops into the Friends Shop on the first floor and buys a book or two at the regular Book sales (next one is 10th February). Paul was very happy when he...read more
The Friends of Charing Cross Hospital holds monthly book sales on the first floor of the hospital next to our shop. The next book sale is on Wednesday – 10th February 2016 from 10.00 to 14:00 Our books are old and new, soft back and hard back, fiction and...read more
New Board Room – Ground Floor South Wing – Charing Cross Hospital Members are welcome -please advise administrator firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3311 1090 Dates are subject to change so please check beforehand At 18:00 for up to 90 minutes on the...read more
In early December last year we ran our annual Christmas Fair on the first floor of the hospital beside the Friends Shop. We had a lovely time with our customers who bought plants, cakes, knitwear,books and general Christmas goods. The choir from Latymer School came...read more
Images and quotes from patients at the Imperial Stroke Centre and on the Lady Skinner Ward 2012-2015. You can also take a look at all the fantastic artwork here. ‘How inspiring to see images from inside my Granddad’s mind. These are things he never would have...read more
Ais North is 64 and training for a 100km ultra marathon on the 11th July at which she will be attempting Race to the Stones in one go, along the Ridgeway, one of England’s oldest trails. Ais is raising money for The Friends of Charing Cross Hospital where she was once...read more
Supported by the Friends of Charing Cross Hospital and led by Emelie Salford Stroke is a particularly debilitating condition, both physically and psychologically, and the suddenness of the onset can cause severe psychological distress. Art Rehabilitation has been...read more
If you would like to help us serve the patients and staff at Charing Cross Hospital with a donation please click the button below and you will be redirected to our Virgin Money Giving donation page. Thank You so Much. Your money will go towards many projects. This year we are focused on improving discharged patients’ surroundings as they wait for transport home. Your donation may go towards furniture, signage, entertainment tools or refreshments. Revisit our website regularly for updates of our latest projects and purchases and how they are helping Charing Cross Hospital.
Our Chairman, Ais North, is raising money by running 100km!
Ais will be taking part in a 24hr challenge to run the 100km Race to the Stones on 16th July 2016. This will be her second attempt at the challenge and she hopes to complete the course in under 24 hrs. Sponsor her here. The Friends want to help support the staff health and well being by providing items for the break-out areas on wards with things like coffee machines, comfortable seating, televisions, even cheery pictures and plants if allowed. We welcome all ideas and requests. To do this we need at least £5000. The more we raise the more we can do. Your sponsorship of Ais’s challenge will go towards this.
Charing Cross Hospital
Charing Cross was originally a voluntary hospital called the West London Infirmary. It was also an undergraduate teaching hospital. It was founded with only 12 beds by Dr Benjamin Golding in 1818 near the Strand in Charing Cross, in buildings now occupied by Charing Cross police station. In 1827, it changed its name to Charing Cross Hospital and later set up a medical school. It moved to its present location on Fulham Palace Road in west London in 1973.
If you are interested in volunteering at the hospital shop click here.
Countdown to Ais's 100k Challenge
Charing Cross Hospital
Friends of Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
London, W6 8RF
020 3311 1090 | email@example.com