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The Friends raise funds with the help of many local organisations and their team of dedicated volunteers. Many local people have also been kind enough to leave the Friends a legacy in their Will. These, together with donations from grateful patients and relatives help to support the hospital's major development projects.

Projects the Friends have supported include:

  • Four hearing systems
  • Bladder scanner trolley
  • Overbed tables for Harland Ward
  • Reminiscence/ rehabilitation and interactive therapy activities system for patients with dementia

The Friends is a Registered Charity, No. 1164592.

Ways to donate


You can make a donation through the Friends JustGiving page.

Setting up a Direct Debit/Standing Order

If you’d like to set up a direct debit or standing order to make a monthly donation to the League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital, please contact your bank/building society.

Send a donation in the post

If you’d like to send a donation in the post, please address it to:

The Treasurer
League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital
Uckfield Community Hospital
Framfield Road
East Sussex
TN22 5AW

Leaving a Legacy

If you’d like to leave a legacy in your Will to the Friends, we recommend that you speak to your solicitor.

Grant applications

If you are a member of staff looking for financial support for equipment or other projects, please download a PDF or Word version of our application form and see the associated guidance. Please ensure completed bids are emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Grant application guidance

At the Uckfield Community Hospital League of Friends Committee meeting held every two months, consideration is given to applications from staff for equipment/projects that will enhance the care given to patients in their care.  Equipment should be in addition to that provided by the NHS and agreed with your Head of Service.

It is suggested that the following points need to be considered on your application and as much information provided as possible.

  • Background to why it is needed
  • What is the item that is required?
  • How frequently would it be used?
  • Examples of the benefits that this would bring eg examples of the patient's experiences
  • Pictures, video etc of the equipment and what it does, how it is used
  • Price or quotation including and excluding VAT
  • If the cost is large, then details of any other funding that may be used to supplement this e.g. joint funding from Eastbourne Hospital
  • Please make your application detailed and easy to read. Jargon needs explanation and no abbreviations
  • Please note any maintenance requirements and costs are to be met by the service

Applications for items to be considered to be sent to Elaine Mitchell, Level 3, Uckfield Hospital.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 01825 721 531

The League of Friends meetings are held on the third Thursday of every other month from January onwards. Applications can be sent any time for consideration at the next meeting.

Deadlines for applications to be submitted the week before. 

Dates for 2024:

Meeting date:                   Deadline for applications:

16/05/24                           09/05/24

18/07/23                           11/07/24

19/09/24                           12/09/24

17/11/24                           10/11/24


The Friends normally hold their AGM yearly. It's advertised locally and is open to all members to attend.

The Friends is run by an Executive Committee which meets bi-monthly (normally the third Thursday in that particular month).

Charity Commission

View the annual accounts of the Friends for the past five years including annual income and expenditure.


For more information about the League of Friends of Uckfield Hospital, please visit their website.

Page last reviewed: 25 March 2024
Next review due: 25 September 2024