Volunteering and 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 £4 million for the benefit of the hospital.

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

  • Gives financial support for amenities, medical equipment and research
  • Offers support and friendship to patients and ex-patients
  • Fosters the interest of the public in the work of the hospital and recruits volunteers
  • Provides many services including the League of Friends Shop, Coffee Shop, Help Desk, trolley services to the wards, Disabled Swimming Club, a spinal feeding scheme, Patients' Library and flower arranging around the hospital.
  • Organises an annual League of Friends summer fair held on the hospital grounds. Usually the last Saturday in June.

League of Friends branches are located at Bala, Baschurch, Bishop's Castle, Chirk, Corwen, Llanfair Caereinion, Llangollen, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Newtown, Oswestry, Priorslee and St. George's, Shrewsbury, Tanat Valley, Welshpool, Whitchurch and Wrexham.

Rheumatology patients are encouraged to join the Oswestry Rheumatology Association which is also a 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.


The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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


Where can I find out more about League of Friends?

If you would like to help with the work of  the League of Friends, either as a branch member or as a volunteer at the hospital, please contact the:

League of Friends Office
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
SY10 7AG 

Telephone: 01691 404401 / 01691 404527
Email: rjah.leagueoffriends@nhs.net



Please remember - a donation, however large or small, will help us with our work.  These can be sent to the Manager at the address above.  All donations will be acknowledged and information can also be provided on regular donations through banker's orders, gift aid, legacies etc.


  • Raise free donations for the League of Friends RJAH when you shop online by joining www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rjah . Simply register with this website and use it to go to over 2, 700 retailers when you shop and then we will receive free donations that won't cost you a penny.
  • Should you wish to raise money by undertaking a marathon, event or any other sponsored activity this can be done via our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/robertjones-agneshunt


League of Friends on Social Media

More information about the League and current events can be found on our Twitter and Facebook feeds:


 Image of the League of Friends Queens Award