Kingston Hospital Charity is delighted to announce a merger with The Friends of Kingston Hospital.

The decision was taken by the Friends of Kingston Hospital’s current committee earlier this summer and ratified at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s board meeting in September this year.

Rob Aldous, Director of Kingston Hospital Charity, said:

“We’re delighted that The Friends of Kingston Hospital is merging with Kingston Hospital Charity. The decision to merge was driven by a recognition that the Friends membership had dropped significantly over recent years. The relaunch of Kingston Hospital Charity at the end of 2017 also meant there were two organisations both raising funds for Kingston Hospital. Although now part of Kingston Hospital Charity, The Friends will continue to exist as a linked fund, meaning donations or gifts in wills to The Friends can still be received and used to enhance treatment and care of our patients.”

Members of the committee were presented with a cake at an afternoon reception on 8 November. Kingston Hospital CEO, Jo Farrar, used the opportunity to thank The Friends for their many years of committed support, helping to improve the hospital for the benefit of patients and their families.