Welcome to the Friends of East Surrey Hospital

Fundraising to enhance the experience of patients, visitors and staff at the Hospital.

Photograph by Nick Kane

Who we are

The Friends of East Surrey Hospital is a voluntary organisation and charity that fundraises to provides gifts and donations to the hospital that directly benefit the well-being of patients and staff and improve the experience for visitors.

The charity is run by a team of dedicated trustees and volunteers. We organise fundraising events at the hospital, run the Friends coffee shop, and manage the charity’s memberships and donations.

We work closely with the senior management team and staff at the hospital to identify areas where we can use the money raised to fund projects, activities or services that make a real difference to the well-being and treatment of patients, to better the experience for their family and friends when they visit, and improve the day-to-day life of staff.

All of the fundraising profits and donations we raise support our local hospital.

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Ways to get involved

Joining the Friends of East Surrey Hospital (FESH) as a volunteer and member is a great way to support your local hospital and make a positive difference in your community. You will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of rewarding and meaningful fundraising activities – whether that is a regular shift at the Coffee shop or helping when you have spare time.

Become part of a friendly and supportive community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal of enhancing the hospital experience, and making a real impact to the lives of patients and their families, visitors and staff.

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The Friends Coffee Shop at the East Entrance

The coffee shop provides the largest source of income for the charity – and it’s the most fun! Our volunteers help to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and a much-needed space for people to take a break, unwind, have a chat – with refreshments!

We’re very excited to be opening a new purpose-built Tea and Coffee bar on June 1st, 2023 but until then you will find us just inside the East Entrance.

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Three women standing behind the coffee shop counter and smiling at the camera. The shop is stocked with chocolate, snacks and refrigerated drinks

Become a Member

Joining the Friends of East Surrey Hospital (FESH) is a great way to support your local hospital and make a positive difference to your community.

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