Category Archives: Fundraising

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:

Car Boot Sale 5 May

Our Car Boot Sale took place on Sunday 5 May

at the Terrace Meadow, Sherborne.

Here are some pictures of the event:

Click on a pic to see a slideshow

We made £1,068.27 which is a record. Thanks to all the booters, customers and volunteers for making this successful event happen!