Fundraising for much needed additional equipment and services is a key part of what our charity is about. The demands on the NHS continue to grow as a result of the ageing population, developments in diagnostic and medical equipment and specialist treatments – and the demands cannot all be met from existing NHS budgets.

Staff from Partisan cafe with a FOYH donation box A donation box below the menu at Rae and Webb cafe

York cafés Rae and Webb and Partisan supported our #brew4friends fundraising initiative which involved giving small weekly donations to FOYH.

Examples of hospital projects we have recently supported:

  • Specialist chairs for elderly patients with dementia
  • Specialist disabled toilet for the main entrance foyer
  • 10 heart monitors
    Hospital patients showing donated heart monitors
  • Refurbished reception areas - Head & Neck Department, Children’s Ward
    Chairperson Derek at the opening of the new waiting area
  • Refurbished recuperation room for Ward 16 (surgical)
  • Courtyard garden for Cancer Care Centre
  • Art therapy project
  • Blood check machine for Endoscopy Clinic
    Brenda Lees with blood check machine in Endoscopy

Considering a sponsored challenge?

If you are willing to tackle a challenge on behalf of the Friends of York Hospitals, we are willing to support you! For further details, including a sponsored challenge pack with information on how we can cover event entrance fees and help publicise your event, contact Andy White in the Friends’ office - Contact Us

A fundraiser with a marathon medal Volunteers with a display of cakes for sale