Category Archives: funding

Annual Harvest Fete Triumph!

crowds outside hospital

The South Petherton Community Hospital’s successful Harvest Fete 2016 attracted a wealth of visitors, exhibitors, performers and patients. It was a great outcome for all the hard work that went into organising the event, with the League of Friends’ and Matron’s secretary, Shirley Zaple, leading the team’s stellar efforts. Continue reading

‘See Bike See Life’: Latest Fundraising News

See Bike See Life Team photo

‘See Bike See Life’ team: Ashley, Keef, Martin, Grant, Mark, Jim, Brian, Al, Reece, Katherine, Charlie, Ashley and Lee.

The League of Friends is benefitting from a fantastic charity fundraising event, ‘See Bike See Life’. On 23-24 September 2016 a dedicated team will carry a mangled motorbike for 49 miles – from Yeovilton in Somerset to Southmead in Bristol –  to highlight road safety issues as well as fundraise for those organisations who helped 18-year-old Ashley to recover from his life-threatening motorcycle accident. Continue reading

New physical model of a human spine

The League of Friends was approached by the physiotherapy team at South Petherton Community Hospital to fund the purchase of a new life-size physical model of a human spine. We were happy to do so as the model is an effective tool for helping patients understand their back-related conditions.

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Annual Harvest Fete


On Saturday 17th September 2016, from 2 pm – 4 pm, join us at the hospital for an afternoon of entertainment from The Enigma Morris Dancers and Yeovil Yukele Band, cream teas, homemade cakes, nearly new stall, raffle, bottle stall,  craft stalls and games – all in aid of the hospital and our patients.  Harvest fete poster 2016

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‘See Bike, See Life!’ Charity Challenge


Motorcycle after crash. Copyright, Lee Riva

Lee Riva, a quarry supervisor from Ilchester, and his team of twelve friends are planning an extraordinary challenge called ‘See Bike, See Life!’ to raise funds for the League of Friends of South Petherton Hospital, Southmead Hospital and the brain injury charity, Headways. On 23-24 September 2016 Lee and the team will carry a motorbike from Yeovilton in Somerset to Southmead in Bristol in order to highlight road safety issues as well as fundraise for those organisations who helped his stepson to recover from a serious motorcycle accident. Continue reading

International Clinical Trials Day 2016

Medical staff participating in the hospital event

Medical staff participating in the hospital’s successful public engagement event

The League of Friends (LoF) is committed to supporting education in all matters related to the hospital, and to promoting research and disseminating the results. Therefore, when the LoF was asked by consultant Nurse, Ian Evans (above left), if it was interested in funding a research practitioner to participate in a variety of research studies at South Petherton Hospital, the answer was a resounding “yes”. For International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May 2016, the hospital opened its doors to show the public the research studies it’s involved in, and to explain why. Continue reading