OH DEAR!

Our Treasurer will soon be retiring! The Committee of the Friends are very sad that their Treasurer will be retiring early in 2018 after a period of meticulous service.  They are now seeking someone to inherit this important position.  Here are a few points to consider… The power of voluntary input We must all be […]

Opening of Ada Kearvell Suite, 11 August 2017

When a small bay became available for alternative use due to the closure of two beds on Beech Ward, Matron Anne was keen to develop the space to form a second End of Life suite for the Willows in-patient unit.  The Friends were pleased to help in this endeavour, and are delighted that the project […]

Wine Tasting

Castle Gardens kindly loaned the Butterfly House to the Friends, and David Copp, wine expert, introduced his audience to exciting wines from Hungary, Argentina, Spain, France, and Italy. Profit to be announced shortly.

Britain in Bloom judges visit the Willows Garden

On Monday 7 August the Britain in Bloom judges visited the Willows Garden as part of their tour around Sherborne. Sherborne in Bloom was invited to enter this competition after the town was a joint winner of the South West in Bloom Champion of Champions competition in 2016. They are competing with seven other towns […]

Live Well Event, Monday 19 June

As part of this enterprise, which aimed to offer information encouraging healthy and safe lifestyles, the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital joined with a number of organisations in the Out-patients Physiotherapy department, where they displayed information showing some of the ways they had enhanced facilities at the hospital. Unfortunately there were a limited number of […]

Fabulous Garden Party

By kind invitation of Dr and Mrs Robin Odgers, the beautiful quintessential English garden of Corton Denham House was made available for the Friends to host a summer Garden Party.  On a perfect sunny evening, guests enjoyed strolling in the five acres of stunning gardens. They also enjoyed drinks, light refreshments, and the raffle with […]

Sherborne International

Members of Sherborne International showed their spirit of generosity by hosting events at the school to raise money for the Friends, thereby helping to continue the upgrading of amenities at the Yeatman Hospital. They organised activities such as a “non-uniphone” day, pancake races, and a raffle, raising the wonderful total of £347.77. 

Presentation of Bose Music System

Daughters of Betty White, who recently died in the Yeatman, wanted to show their appreciation of the wonderful care she received there.  Following discussions with Matron and the Friends, they chose to give a Bose Music System to be used in the newly created Ada Kearvell suite, enhancing the environment for both patient and relatives […]

Sherborne Masonic Lodge

Members of the Masonic Lodge had also very kindly raised money for the Friends, and their Master, Peter Cairns, and Treasurer, Raymond Wood, presented their chequefor £300 at a joint event with Sherborne International. After they had presented their respective cheques to Matron, they were given the opportunity to see some of the special amenities […]