Car Boot Sales, AGM 2021 and Have Your Say


Grab a bargain at the Friend’s Car Boot Sale on Sunday September 5th up at The Terrace Sherborne DT9 5NS  Sellers from 8:00am only £5 per car. Buyers from 9:00am to 12:00 noon only £1 per adult. (Children under 16 go free)  Free car parking. Sorry no dogs.  PERSONAL Covid safety precautions in place

The 70th Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday September 22nd at 6:00pm at Digby Memorial Church Hall on Digby Road DT9 3NL.  Find out what the Friends have been doing through the past twelve months and our plans for this special anniversary year.  Socially distanced drinks and nibbles following the meeting.  To attend, please register in advance as numbers are limited on

At a recent virtual meeting of Trustees, Jill Warburton, Vice-Chair of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital and Sherborne Town Councillor, introduced a discussion on the re-opened Minor Injuries Unit at the Yeatman Hospital by asking if it was fit for purpose?

Earlier this year, the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital supported the campaign led by local MP Chris Loder to re-open the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at the Yeatman Hospital. This was achieved last June but with a twist…. you now have to make an appointment before you can attend……. We are concerned this might defeat the purpose of the NHS charter – healthcare when needed – not by appointment only. 

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital is preparing a submission to Dorset Healthcare University Trust to challenge this decision. To do so we need facts based on real life experiences and we would like to receive your views. So, to be very clear, this about your MIU experience, not staff performance.

If you have had to use the “appointment-only-injury” service at the Yeatman Hospital since it reopened we would like to hear about your experience – positive or negative. Please let us know online by 10th September, 2021. To share your experiences with us send an email to:


Thank you!

Linsley Withers


Friends of the Yeatman Hospital

Nick Baker

Nick Baker