About the Friends

Supporting Savernake Hospital and the Community

The Friends was established in 1958, then, under the name of “The League of Friends of the Marlborough Hospitals” (Savernake Hospital and the Children’s Hospital on the Common).  One of its founders was Ray White, a significant figure in the Marlborough Community.

Christmas Raffle st Savernake HospitalAs a charity, the Friends provides financial support in the form of grants to individuals and organisations involved in healthcare within Marlborough and the surrounding areas, as well as being actively involved in the everyday life of Savernake Hospital, and has established and runs the hospital shop.






Our aims

The aims of the Friends are as follows:

  • to work to enhance the quality of life for people in the local community affected by ill health or disability
  • to support the care and wellbeing of patients/users, in or attending Savernake Hospital and other local healthcare facilities
  • to help to improve the medical provision for these patients/users
  • to support the charitable work of Savernake Hospital.

The Trustees

The charity is run by a committee of trustees, headed by Chairman, Janet Louth, as well as a Shop Coordinator, an Administrator and dedicated team of volunteers.

As at 20 March 2019 our trustees are as follows:

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Janet Louth, Chairman 01672 513868
Liz Wright, Treasurer 01672 841380
Pat Harper, committee member 01672 511146
Keith Marshall, committee member
Lorna Hamzah, committee member 01672 512307
Sue McNally-Mills, committee member


Shop Coordinator and Administrator details are as follows 

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Trudi Granger, Administrator 01672 288167
Juliet Bonser, Shop Coordinator 01672 513862
07979 757784

The Friends’ Constitution

click to download Friends of Savernake Hospital ConstitutionPlease click on the image for the Constitution of the Friends of Savernake Hospital and the Community.





Data Protection

In response to new personal data protection laws which come into effect on 25 May 2018, the Friends have drafted a policy setting out how it protects personal data.  If you wish to read a copy, please click here.




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