League of Friends

The League of Friends to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Registered Charity No. 249346) was set up in 1961. Since that time the group has raised over £20 million for the benefit of the hospital.

The League of Friends support RJAH by giving financial support for equipment, amenities and research, recruiting volunteers to support patients and fostering the interest of the public in the work of the hospital. 

Unique in its network of fund-raising branches, based in the town and villages of Shropshire, Mid and North Wales. 

League of Friends branches are located at Bala, Chirk & Weston Rhyn, Corwen, Llanfair Caereinion, Llangollen, Ludlow, Newtown, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Tanat Valley, Welshpool and Whitchurch.

Rheumatology patients are also encouraged to join the Oswestry Rheumatology Association which is another branch of the League. All branches raise money to help the work carried out by the hospital and they welcome new members at any time.

 

Donations

Please remember - a donation, however large or small, will help The League with their work. 

Donations can be submitted via JustGiving or sent to:

The League of Friends Office
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 7AG

All donations will be acknowledged and information can also be provided on regular donations through banker's orders, gift aid, legacies etc.

Fundraising

If you wish to raise money for the League of Friends by taking part in a marathon, event or any other sponsored activity, please get in touch with the office on 01691 404401 / 4527 or at rjah.leagueoffriends@nhs.net

All fundraising activity from sponsored events can be done via our JustGiving page, which can be found by clicking here

Charity Shopping Fundraising

You can also raise free donations for the League of Friends when you shop online by joining www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rjah

All you have to do is simply register with this website and use it to go to over 2, 700 retailers when you shop.  

The League will receive free donations that won't cost you a penny.

 

Services and facilities

The League of Friends are able to provide many services and facilities to staff, patients and visitors at RJAH, thanks to the volunteers they recruit.

The League have a number of amenities in the Main Entrance of the hospital including a Coffee Shop, Shop, Post Office and Helpdesk. More information about these facilities can be found by clicking here.

Volunteers also provide services to patients including trolley services to the wards, the Disabled Swimming Club, a spinal patient feeding scheme, Patients' Library and flower arranging.

 

Awards

Back in 2015, The League of Friends was honoured in the Queen’s birthday list with the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  This award recognises the unique structure of the League and the volunteers that give their time so generously.

In 2017, RJAH presented the Partnership Award to the League of Friends at the annual Celebration of Achievement Awards for their contribution to the hospital for the past half a century. 

 

Social Media

The League of Friends are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Direct links to their pages can be found here: