Category Archives: funding

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