The Friends of the William Harvey Hospital

Current Information

Sue Richardson and John Wilkinson - Friends Retire After Many Years Service

Two stalwarts of the Friends shop have recently decided to retire. Sue worked for the WHH for 22 years on various wards and then ran and worked in the Friends Shop in WHH for ten years. John was originally on the Board of the League of Friends since 1997 and has worked in the shop since then.

 Sue and John Retire








L-R: Malcolm Stewart (Chairman), John Wilkinson, Sue Richardson, Darren Sprules (Shop Manager), Ray Jones (Board Member and Shop Volunteer)

We had a small ceremony in front of the Friends Shop, where Malcolm Stewart, our Chairman, presented flowers, gifts and cards to Sue and John. There was a card and present from the other Volunteers in the shop, with whom Sue had worked for so many years.

Their hard work and cheeriness will be sorely missed!

If you want to Volunteer in the Shop, please contact Darren the Shop Manager, or call Jill on 01233 633 331 Extension 88394.

 Sue RichardsonMalcolm Stewart and John Richardson









L-R: Sue with her flowers, Malcolm Stewart (Chairman) and John Richardson


Other News:

In Memory Donations

We have been most grateful to receive some very generous donations in memory of local people.

Bob Ellis

£200 has been donated to the Friend's fund in memory of Bob Ellis, thanks to the Asda Foundation. Bob's family raised money for a second ECG Machine to be used by the Community Heart Failure Team in Ashford and, as the Friends of WHH facilitated the purchase of the machine earlier in the year where it is already in use in the community, they kindly gave the money to us. Many thanks to Janet Ellis-Ingleton and her family for thinking of us.

Gordon Herbert Tompsett

Mr Tompsett passed away earlier this year and his friends and family kindly donated £838 for use by Kings C1 Ward at the William Harvey Hospital. We are currently in touch with Kings Ward to see what they want to buy with this generous donation. When I visited to the Ward, they clearly remembered Mr Tompsett and 'his lovely family' and are very grateful to everyone who contributed.

Martin Burroughs

Martin worked at the Trust Volunteers' desk in WHH for years and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Martin's family and friends donated £1000 specifically for use with the Cardiac Care Unit and we are discussing with them what they wish to purchase in Martin's memory. Joan had asked that we thank everyone on her behalf, particularly those who donated anonymously.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Jill Barringer on 01233 633 331 Extension 88394.


Other News:

Quiz Night is on 17th September at Sandy Acres