Thank you to all those who kindly subscribe, make donations, or who have left legacies to the Friends.

Thanks too to all who organised or attended these wonderful fundraising events:

Hospital Blues raises almost £500

A fascinating illustrated presentation by local historian and Sherborne Museum’s archivist, Luke Mouland, covered the important role played by people of Sherborne and surrounding villages in nursing the wounded of the First World War.

Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night 26 January 2018
Over £1,000 raised

The Friends were delighted to receive £520.42 from Mayor Jill Hogben, this being their 50% share of the proceeds from her Charity Quiz Night.

Generous contributions to the raffle helped boost the profits, as did the assorted refreshments. Big thanks to all contributors: prize donors, ticket holders, helpers and question master, but most of all to Mayor Jill Hogben for organising everything – and well done Brian for making the challenges such fun!

Greenslade Taylor Hunt stand at Festive Shopping Day
£574 raised

Helped by some Friends, Greenslade Taylor Hunt staff raised £574 on their stand at the Sherborne Festive Shopping event. This was raised through a raffle, Children’s Lucky Dip and sales of cakes, plus kind donations.

Cheap Street Church Tree Festival
£1,902 raised

The Festival attracted a massive and appreciative audience, and the two main beneficiaries, Friends of the Yeatman Hospital and the Air Ambulance each received cheques for £1,902. An astounding outcome!

Work of Art at the Slipped Stitch
£134 raised

Gail Felgate and Sarah Chilcott created an amazing Doll’s House in which every single item was knitted, even the Christmas cake on the sideboard, the items in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and, of course, Santa and his reindeer on the roof. Millie of the Slipped Stitch kindly displayed the work of art in her window, and generous admirers filled some Friends of the Yeatman Hospital collecting tins in the shop, raising £134 in a few weeks.

Car Boot Sale 10 September: £723.20

Massive thanks to all who helped in any way at the Car Boot Sale. Gold stars all round for turning up on a grey and windy day.

Local Vocals: £128.00

Brilliant busking by Local Vocals outside Waitrose one lunch time.  Magnificent!

Local Vocals busking July 2017 (Chris Burton)

Wine Tasting: £462.10

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.

Car Boot Sale, July 2017: £665.00

Lots of bargains
In such beautiful sunshine, our profits may have been better selling chilled drinks rather than our renowned Bacon Butties and hot drinks.

Plant and Cake Sale 2017: £787.59

Lots of late bargains – please have a safe journey home!
Despite inclement weather, and torrential rain the night before the sale, there was good support for the sale, and a rewarding outcome.

Sherborne International: £347.77

Matron thanks students and staff of Sherborne International for their generous donation

Billiard Tournament Success: £735

Caroll Walters and his daughter Sarah Harding present the cheque raised at their Billiard Tournament with all-day refreshements

Bose Music System

Matron receives the Bose Music System from (L to R)Sharon Coward, Jackie Fellingham, Michelle Eggleston, Carol Brake, and Sarah Goodland.  Sister Shirley Richardson, Snr. Sister Barbara Ludlow, and Sister Denise Willmotts hide in the back row
Daughters of the late Betty White present a Bose Music System for the Ada Kearvell Suite

Sherborne Masonic Lodge: £300

Matron Anne Hiscock, flanked by Masons Raymond Wood and Peter Cairns, receives cheques from both Sherborne International and the Masonic Lodge.  Ten students with teachers Mary Hayes , left, and Simon Tomlinson, also joined Chairman of the Friends David Hayes for the presentations.  Photo Jane Norman.
Chairman and Master of Masonic Lodge, either side of Matron, present cheque for£300 at joint presentation event with Sherborne International

Viviane Jeffery runs in the Yeovil Half Marathon, raising £50 for Friends

Big congratulations, Viv!

PiP (Pound in the Pot) continues to raise funds.

Do you know what it’s all about? Click here to read the entry in our News section.

Tamburino present cheque for £222.75 raised from the scheme whereby certain menu choices earn a donation for the Friends

This is Tamburino’s seventh donation from the scheme – perhaps you might like to check their menu at and consider supporting their endeavours.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt held a Coffee and Cake event in Celebration of the Refurbishment of their office, and to raise funds for the Friends: £153

Our thanks both to Richard Stubbert and his team from the office, and to those who supported the event.

Tins about Town: £1,366 (since April 2013)

Leigh Village Hall Committee

An evening of New Orleans style jazz with the Sunset City Stompers: £353

Queen Elizabeth Day Celebrations: £3,500

Photo Joe Dunstan

FOYH Bed Push – “Birth of the NHS”

Bumper plant and Cake Sale: £1,030

We were blessed with a dry morning, and lots of willing contributors, helpers and buyers – absolutely fantastic!
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Car Boot Sales 2016: £1,913

(from the three) Dates for 2017: 7 May, 9 July and 10 September.
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Anyone interested in helping us in ways such as marshalling, putting up signs, or serving refreshments please contact us

Rachel Knight: £1,000

Raised by Rachel in memory of her late father by hosting a series of Pizza Nights. An amazing tribute and a brilliant example of a “Donations Do”

Burning Bright: £1,050

An enterprise inspired by Shirley Fry, written and produced by the Sherborne Poets.

Tamburino: £205

Tamburino make a donation to the Friends if you choose a marked pizza or pasta menu option. This was their 6th donation to the Friends.

See their menu at

Sherborne Rotary Club: £500

Presentation of £500 towards the refurbishment of the Day Room, now called the Don Mildenhall Room

Pete Shutler Memorial Concert: £4,200

Young Yetminster Irish dancers do a turn. Concert organised by Meg Rose, John Waltham, David Langly, Phil & Val George.

Manor Court PIP: £231

Pound in the Pot event

Blackmore Vale Lions Club Fun Golf Day: £1,436

Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles Jazz Night: £1,330

A tribute to late President Michael Peart. Profits were shared with St Margaret’s Hospice.

Pure Hair: £345

following their Charity Evening

Sherborne Rotary Club Youth Makes Music Festival: £550

FOYH Dancing with Dog Ruff: £1,000

Fashions, music & dancing of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s

Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles Open Gardens Event: £2,157

Wessex Morris Men: £193

Entertain in Cheap Street

Sherborne Art Club: £350

Summer Exhibition

Boogie Night nearly: £2,500

Organised by Peter Hunt

Austin Pugh’s Hand Crafted Furniture for Auction

Open Garden with Tea: £520

Held by Jenny Harding-Rolls

Waitrose Token Scheme: £447

Battens Solicitors: £500

Dorset Voices Nautical but Nice Night: £700

plus donations also to Weldmar Trust and Julia’s House

Ladies of Sherborne Golf Club: £1,788

Friends were their Charity of the Year

Redcliffe Homes: £866

A charity tea to celebrate the opening of Portman Place

Leigh Village Hog Roast: £618

Reunion for Yeatman Babies/Mums: £600

Monday Artists: £209

Summer Exhibition

Charterhouse Auctioneers Wine and Cheese: £700

Yeatman Hospital