Oct 12, 2015
Part-time co-ordinator role
Aug 22, 2015
Wednesday 16th September
May 5, 2015
On Saturday 2nd May, a group of volunteers got together to tidy up the garden in the quadrangle, outside the coffee shop. We were helped by several members of Redditch Round Table, who worked tirelessly throughout the day, to help us to create a peaceful haven for visitors, patients and staff.
Many, many thanks to these kind volunteers, without whom, this transformation wouldn't have been possible.
We would also like to thank McDonalds, who, after being approached by members of the Round Table, donated lunch for all of our volunteers.
May 5, 2015
Many thanks to the Tesco store in Redditch, for the kind donation of nine boxes of brand new books, which were brought to us on Saturday 25th April, by their Customer Experiences Manager, Dale Maxwell.
These books will help to raise valuable funds for the League of Friends and we are very grateful for this donation
Apr 28, 2015
The League of Friends is looking for volunteer gardeners to help to maintain the gardens in the quadrangles at the hospital. If you could spare a couple of hours a month, it would be much appreciated. Please contact Angela or Caroline, in the office if you are able to help. Thank you!
Mar 10, 2015
Raffle tickets now on sale!
Mar 5, 2015
A specialist ward treating cancer patients has received a £3000 boost, thanks to a Redditch Hairdressers. Cutting Edge salon, in Church Hill, handed over £3087 to League of Friends chairman, Pat Hadley, at the Alexandra Hospital, for the Garden Suite, which provides chemotherapy and other treatments. They raised the money through various fundraising activities, including stylist, Laura Maries having her hair shaved off- all inspired by their long-standing customer, Fiona Davidson, who has been using the Garden Suite for 7 years. Mrs Hadley said "they had done a lot of fundraising to present us with the cheque, which is absolutely fabulous. Any money we can raise is fantastic"
Mar 5, 2015
Friday 6 February 2015
Brothers’ 75 mile cycle for hospital ward who cared for father
Redditch brothers, Scott and Stuart Few, completed a 75 mile sponsored cycle ride with friends to raise money for new equipment on the hospital ward their father was cared for.
The group cycled from Solihull to Oxford in memory of Keith Few. Keith was cared for on Ward 2 at the Alexandra Hospital from November 2013 to February 2014 when he sadly passed away due to complications related to diabetes.
His family was so impressed by the care and treatment he received that they felt they should give something back to the ward.
Scott said “All the staff on Ward 2 were fantastic. The way they treated my dad was incredible. We noticed the ward were raising money for a new bladder scanner. Whenever dad needed a scan the nurses had to go to other wards to see if they had one available. It just seemed right to help them get their own after the care they’d given dad.”
Stuart said “The ride was quite tough; it definitely made us rethink our fitness levels. We didn’t realise it was uphill all the way. I’d still do it again though, it was surprisingly enjoyable!”
The Few’s cycle ride raised over £1000 towards the new scanner. The League of Friends at the Alexandra Hospital then topped up the total with an additional £5000 to purchase the equipment.
Ward Sister Shirley Hodgetts said “Our lives are so much easier on the ward now. We are able to scan patients as soon as they need, there’s no waiting around for us to find a scanner first.
“We are so grateful to the family and the League of Friends for helping us improve the care of our patients.”
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Feb 25, 2015
Sue Meredith from Malvern was recently treated at the Alex for hand surgery and was inspired to write this poem:
Sep 15, 2014
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014
Will be held on Tuesday 21st October, at 7.00pm for 7.30pm
In the presence of Her Worship the Mayor of Redditch
In the EDUCATION CENTRE on the first floor of the hospital
Refreshments will be served in the Coffee Shop at 7.00pm
Martin Long, Facilities Manager will address the meeting and answer questions
Jul 2, 2014
The League of Friends urgently needs volunteers to work in our Coffee Shop, preferably at evenings and weekends. Staff and patients’ relatives depend on the coffee shop for refreshments, when Quinney's Restaurant is closed, so it is vital that we are able to open as much as possible. For further information, please contact the League of Friends office on 01527 512009, or speak to one of our friendly volunteers.
Many thanks for your interest
Jun 19, 2014
The League of Friends offer their congratulations to Pat Witherspoon, who has been appointed Mayor of Redditch for the coming year. Pat was a valued member of the "Daisy Wheel" team for many years and we wish her lots of luck in her new role.
Mar 6, 2014
Re-introduction of sales tables
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Donation for wheelchair
Jan 15, 2014
We have spent nearly £190,000 in 2013 on equipment for the hospital and benefits for patients
Dec 18, 2013
2013 Christmas Raffle money raised and winning numbers
Nov 21, 2013
Make a donation instead of sending Christmas cards to colleagues?
Sep 25, 2013
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013 Will be held on Tuesday 12th November at 7.00pm for 7.30pm In the EDUCATION CENTRE on the 1st floor of the hospital
Sep 25, 2013
The September Newsletter is now available on the web site. Full of up-to-date information about the LoF and its activities.
Jul 23, 2013
It's that time of year when Members are invited to renew your membership of The League for the year to 31s1 August 2014.
Jul 4, 2013
The July Newsletter is now available on the web site. Full of up-to-date information about the LoF and its activities.
May 20, 2013
Welcome to the new League of Friends web site.