The League of Friends of Walton-on-Thames Hospital

Charity Number: 258748. Established in 1965

The League of Friends support Walton Community Hospital by providing services for patients, staff and visitors, including a coffee shop, hospital gardens, newspapers and more

The volunteers provide a coffee shop open six days a week, with the profits used to purchase amenities and equipment for the hospital. The League also provides volunteers who engage with patients in creative activities.

The Coffee Shop is Closed Until Further Notice due to Coronavirus

The hospital does not currently allow visitors to the wards or any unauthorised people into the hospital.



We are all volunteers working in the coffee shop, choosing either a morning 10 am to 1 pm shift or afternoon 1 pm - 4 pm shift one day per week. Many of us are retired but some still have other jobs.
We are a friendly group of ladies and some run the shop on their own and some prefer to work as a pair.
We also need people who can help occasionally to cover for holidays.

If you would like to know more then pop into the shop and talk with the ladies on duty or contact David Jemitus on 07973 223249 or by email davidjem900-



As a Registered Charity, we invite you to participate in supporting our activities either by becoming a member of the League of Friends (Subscription £5 per year) or by making a single or regular donation in support of our work.
Any donation given to us under the Gift Aid Scheme has an additional benefit, as we are able to reclaim tax on your donation. Therefore if you are a tax payer, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration.
To take out a subscription or make a donation (if you are a tax payer then please request a Gift Aid form) – contact John Brine at friends



The League of Friends is a registered charity (number 258748) and is managed by a committee of elected trustees from the membership.

We work closely with hospital management to ensure provison of the coffee shop service and the hospital staff appreciate what we do for the patients, staff and visitors.

The League of Friends has a committee which meets every six weeks to review the finances, any ongoing projects with the hospital, feedback from the volunteers and coffee shop activities. They also ensure that the Friends comply with all statutory rules on the conduct of the charity.

Hospital New Equiipment


In December 2016, the League of Friends bought the following equipment for the hospital
  • 1 x ECG machine @ £2325.30
  • .
  • 2 x Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Mobiles @ £1820.00
  • .
  • 2 x Marsden Chair Scales @ £990.00
New Style Bed

Sample Purchases 1986-2006

Beds and Mattresses£57,843
Parker Baths£16,819
X-Ray machine & Equipment£68.731
Security Alarm and CCTV£6,401
Curtains, Blinds, Screens£15,034
Tables and Chairs for Wards£13,086
Contribution to Digital X-Ray£50,000
Refurbishment of Coffee Shop£10,000
The garden courtyard

Sample Purchases 1965-1985

Women’s Day room£2,775
Men’s Day room£2,519
Special Care Ward£5,495
Minor Casualty Centre£6,000
Waiting Room / Entrance Hall£9,200
Staff Coffee Lounge£15,380
Hospital Furniture£8,663
Rehab and Ward Equipment£14,449
Lighting, decoration etc.£18,230
Patio and Garden Furniture£5,989

Summer Fair 2016

On Saturday 18th June we held our Summer Fair in the grounds of the hospital.
The weather was overcast but no rain and we had a good day.
Brooklands Radio added to the ambiance with music throughout the afternoon.
We made the event a littlke larger than usual with the addition of a bouncy castle,
2 face painters and more stalls. Lots of local people came and enjoyed the day.

And we raised £1,070 for the League of Friends of Walton Hospital.

Brooklands Radio provided music throughout the summer fair and Graham Laycock interviewed several members of the League of Friends and hospital staff.
To listen to the interviews, click below

Summer Fair 2015

On Saturday 30th June 2015 we held a summer fair in front of the hospital. It was a beautiful sunny day and the locals came along to support their community hospital. The League of Friends ran their usual stalls and everyone enjoyed the fair. The plants sold out in no time and the cakes were all scoffed. The raffle brought in the most money and no-one in the Legue of Friends won any of the prizes which is unusual.

Altogether, we raised £521.

Summer Fair 2014

On Saturday 28th June 2014 we held a summer fair in front of the hospital. The League of Friends and the hospital staff together produced a fun afternoon of stalls and activities and drew a good crowd from the neighbourhood despite the terrible weather. The raffle and bottle tombola proved very popular and the plants and cakes and preserves stalls were almost emptied.

Stormy Weather
It rained all morning, then as we were ready to open at 2pm came flashes of lighning and thunder.

But lots of people came along and enjoyed the summer fair. We're too tough to be scared indoors by a little rain (and thunder and lighning)

Summer Fair 2013

sunshine graphic

At 32 degrees, it was a challenging day to be in the sun.

On Saturday 13th July 2013 we held a summer fair in front of the hospital. The League of Friends and the hospital staff together produced a fun afternoon of stalls and activities and drew a good crowd from the neighbourhood. The bottle Tombola vied with the Teddy Bears and Jam Jars Tombola. The cake and preserves stall was emptied. The Magician drew a good audience of little ones with their parents at the back hiding from the intense sunshine.
Altogether, we raised £839.

Summer Fair 2012

On Saturday 21st July 2012 we held a summer fair in front of the hospital. The League of Friends and the hospital staff together produced a fun afternoon of stalls and activities and drew a big crowd from the neighbourhood. The plant stall was emptied of everything within an hour. The cake stall took over £200 as all of the cakes were scoffed. The bottle tombola was very popular and made the most money of any stall. Many of the patients came out to see the fair and enjoy the afternoon.
Altogether, we raised over £1,200

Send a Message to League of Friends