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Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital

Visit the new Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital website.

Lewes Victoria Hospital has always been very much a part of Lewes life and in 2010 we celebrated the Centenary of the hospital on its present site.

The Friends, formerly the League of Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital, was formed in 1966 and has so far raised over £4 million which is used to pay for anything and everything from X-ray, DEXA scanning and ultrasonography equipment to forceps and pictures on the walls. They've also helped to fund major developments such as the physiotherapy building and the outpatient clinics.

The wonderful and generous support of the people of Lewes and its surrounding villages, has ensured that the hospital remains fully flexible, up-to-date and able to cope with the many advances in medical practice.


The Friends raise funds with the help of many local organisations. They run events such as a Carol Concerts, Open Gardens and Open Days to raise funds and the profile of the Friends. Many local people have also been kind enough to leave the Friends a Legacy. These, together with donations from grateful patients and relatives help to support the hospital's major development projects. The Friends is a Registered Charity No. 247336.


Donations can be made through the Friends JustGiving website.

Virgin Money

Donations can be made through the Friends Virgin Money website.

Setting up a Direct Debit/Standing Order

Contact your bank/building society if you'd like to make a monthly donation to the Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital.

Send a donation in the post

Send your payment to: The Treasurer, Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital, Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PE.

Leaving a Legacy

We recommend that you speak to your solicitor if you'd like to leave a legacy in your Will to the Friends.

Recent Projects and Equipment funded by the Friends

Charitable Bid Request Form

For staff only to complete for equipment or other projects. Please ensure completed bids are emailed to Pauline Richards.


You can contact the Friends via the Secretary of The Friends, Pauline Richards, at Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill  Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PE or call 01273 402502 or via switchboard 01273 474153 ext. 2502.

AGM and meetings

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

The Friends is run by an Executive Committee which meets quarterly.

Charity Commission

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