Category Archives: Fundraising

Recent Donations to the Friends

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital would like thank the following local groups that have supported our work to the benefit of all our patients. Each of these groups have used their time and talents in unique and innovative ways. Do you belong to a group that could raise much needed funds for your local hospital? Please get in touch with the Friend’s Administrator on to discuss your ideas.

Communifit January 5K Run

Waking up to a heavy frost, over 130 runners/walkers of all ages met at the Terraces to take part in the Communist first 5K run in 2020. Young and old alike braved the cold to help support the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. Chairman David Hayes welcomed all before running himself. All participants received a snowflake medal for finishing.

West End Short Matt Bowls Teams

John Tuffin, Chairman of the West End Short Mat Bowls team, presented a cheque for £126 to Friends’ Chairman, David Hayes. This sum was raised by the 47 members donating money they would have spent sending each other Christmas cards.

Felting, Fibres and Friendship Group

Carla Taylor, local artist, and the Felting, Fibres and Friendship Group lovely crafted a variety of decorations they sold in the Old School Galley in Yetminister over the Christmas period. Their handiwork raised £30 for the Friends.

The Keeper’s Wife – December 1st Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

Rachel Sprake, founder of The Keeper’s Wife, and her family raised £250 for the Friends during the Sherborne Festive shopping Day in the new Digby Hall. They refreshed visitors with a selection of baked goods and tea/coffee in relaxed surroundings.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt – December 1st Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

Richard Stubbert and the team of Greenslade Taylor Hunt welcomed the Friends at their stall at the top of Cheap Street. They provided a fantastic hamper for us to raffle, Lucky Dip, and endless energy. We not only raised one £900 but awareness of the Yeatman and how the Friends support our patients. Mary Kathcell keen craftswomen also sold her handiwork.

Opening of the Ada Kearvell Garden

The Ada Kearvell garden was officially opened on Friday 20 September in the afternoon.
The Garden was opened by Susan Arrow, partner of the late Tim Edwards. Tim was a cider maker for Somerset Cider Brandy and a very keen supporter of Cricket. Friends of the Yeatman held a special cricket match in memory of him. Money raised went towards a moveable book trolley for patients in the Yeatman and kitting out the Ada Kearvell Garden.

Mr White, volunteer gardener for the Ada Kearvell Garden, explained the importance of the plants planted in the garden. All have sensory properties…touch, smell and sight.

Everyone enjoyed a cream tea following the ribbon cutting.

Thank You, Bonny!

Bonny Sartin

Bonny Sartin of the famous group The Yetties gave a concert at the Weavers Social Club in aid of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.

£371 was raised by his loyal fans.


Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2019

The Blackmore Vale Magazine and the Friends of Yeatman Hospital have a long standing and productive relationship.

This year the Friends were privileged to be the selected charity at the Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2019 Dinner, held at the George Albert Hotel, Yeovil.




There will be more to follow from the gambling chips but we have yet to receive confirmation.

This page will be updated when we know how much!

Sherborne U3A Choir and Madrigal Group

The Sherborne U3A Choir and Madrigal Group recently held a concert in the Great Tithe Barn at Hazelbury Mill to celebrate the end of a very successful season.

The concert was a huge success, with the delightful venue and interval refreshments adding to the enjoyment of the evening.

All proceeds from the evening were very kindly donated to the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.

Glanvilles Wootton WI

Glanvilles Wooton WI invited Sir Oliver Letwin MP to speak on the 70th anniversary of the NHS and the 100th anniversary of the Right of Women to Vote.

Sir Oliver Letwin MP

Approximately 60 people attended. The ladies of the WI did a well-received spread of nibbles and cake. The major raffle prize was an outing to visit the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

The event was in aid of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.

It as a  great evening, much enjoyed by all who attended.

Our chairman, David Hayes, visited a later WI meeting where he spoke about the Friends. Joyce Dibble gave him a cheque for £300 from the money raised at the talk in June. Also in the picture is Dolly, the dog, who just passed the tests to become a PAT dog and will be visiting patients at the Yeatman soon.

Sainsbury’s Generous Donation

Following a busy 12 months of fund raising, and charitable giving by customers at Sainsbury’s store in Sherborne, we recently received a cheque in excess of £6,000.

12 months ago we were fortunate to become Sainsbury’s local charity of the year here in Sherborne.

During this period we have worked tirelessly with the staff to raise funds that will ultimately benefit the patients at Yeatman Hospital. It would be fair to say that Sainsbury’s staff here in Sherborne have been great friends to the Friends of Yeatman Hospital joining in with us in skittle evenings, many bag packing days and quiz nights across the year.

Jill Warburton, Vice-Chair of the Friends of Yeatman Hospital received the cheque from Anna Roberts, Sainsburys Public Relations Ambassadors for Sherborne, together with Liz Turnbull, Trustee of the Friends.

Thank you!

Open Garden

There was an Open Garden event at Jenny Harding-Rolls home in the centre of Sherborne in the evening of Tuesday 11 June.

Friends were served drinks and canapes as they admired her beautiful garden.

Masons Ladies Night

The Sherborne Masons held a Ladies Night in the Masonic Lodge on Wednesday 5 June.

They raised £200 which they donated to the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. Here is our chairman, David Hayes, receiving the cheque from Mr Peter Cairns and Mr Dennis Porter: