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.

Find out more


  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...

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Monthly Book Sales

  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...

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Trustee Meeting Dates 2016

  New Board Room – Ground Floor South Wing – Charing Cross Hospital Members are welcome -please advise administrator friendscxh@imperial.nhs.uk or 020 3311 1090 Dates are subject to change so please check beforehand At 18:00 for up to 90 minutes on the...

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Fundraising Festivities

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...

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Art rehabilitation for stroke survivors

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...

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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.

Get involved

For SorrellOur 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 | friendscxh@imperial.nhs.uk

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