Established in 1958
It is with some sadness we announce the closure of our charity this year, In more recent times the "League" has been more of an administering charity for it's funds we hold, The hospital wards and departments reducing over the years, the need for some of our services rendered these redundant, leaving us with less to fund raise with and for.
Currently we run the laundry at Willow house in the Staff Residences, it provides around three thousand pounds a year after all the costs to run it are paid, Gas, Water etc. Originally in Heatherwood House, it has been providing some of our funds since the 70's. The Volunteers and the League itself cost of running is very minimal.
There now being only 6 members left and a majority the wrong side of 80, it has been decided to handover the laundry to Metropolitan Thames Valley and their suppliers, with effect of 1st April 2019, thus clearing the way for our charity to close.
The way our charity was set up 1958, we are now not in a position to meet the needs of the new Heatherwood Hospital in the future, the funds remaining have been ear marked for a special project that will link the old hospital with the new, as our final gift to the hospital.
We thank everyone in Bracknell, Ascot and area's beyond, for their support over the 61 years, approx. £475,194 having been raised during that time.
David Smith On Behalf of the League of Friends Heatherwood Hospital.