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:

Quiz Night 25 January

Quiz night contestants

The Quiz Night had twenty teams competing (110 people participated). Tickets sold out within ten days of going on sale.
Brian King was the Quiz Master. There was a good selection of questions: hard enough but not impossible!
There was also an excellent bar run by Peter Neal and a nice selection of tasty cakes.The raffle prizes were amazing. Click here to view them.
Amount raised will be posted here soon.

West End Short Mat Bowls

Instead of sending Christmas cards to each other the Short Mat Bowls club make a donation to a local charity and put a paper star on a paper Christmas tree they hang where they play. They presented a cheque for £140 to David Hayes and John Thompson.  Mr Tuffin, their Chairman, said many of their members are in the 80’s and even 90’s.

Charity Chase raises over £1,074

Sherborne Sport Centre Events Co-ordinator Jack White presents cheque for £1,006 to FOYH Chairman David Hayes togther with Liz Turnbull, co-ordinator from the Friends committee

With additional donations made by wellwishers to the Friends on the day, the total raised was £1,074. That sets the bar very high for next year’s event! Well done to all concerned.
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt support the Friends at Festive Shopping Day

Richard Stubbert, Manager of Greeslade Taylor Hunt with staff Miranda Cridland and Hamish Dalziel prepare to be busy at the Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

A fabulous hamper donated by Greenslade Taylor Hunt is one of the featured prizes in the Friends Giant raffle, and the GTH team with members of the Friends were busy selling tickets on Festive Shopping Day.

GTH staff had also prepared a Lucky Dip which was very popular, as were the cakes supplied by the Friends. Thanks to everyone’s generous support, the total takings for the day were £1,056.76.

Ed jumps from 10,000ft for the Friends

Edwin Dicker with instructor Ryan during his Fundraising Skydive. Photo: Go Skydive

Ed’s skydive flight from 10,000ft over Old Sarum is set to raise £2,062 once Gift Aid is reclaimed. A terrific result!
Click here to view more about this event in NEWS

Winning Ways with Craft

Sarah Chilcott and Gail Felgate wooed admirers when they displayed their knitted Dolls House at various Craft Shows in 2018 and in the windows of the the Slipped Stitch and Girling in Sherborne over Christmas 2018 and 2019 respectively.  Adding the £374 that Gail raised through raffling her crocheted blanket, their efforts have now raised £1,055.56 for the Friends.  An amazing achievement!

Sarah and Gail with their original Christmas-themed Dolls House
Gail Felgate (right) presents Carol Phelps of Weymouth with her raffle prize
Photo Trevor Felgate

Ralegh 400 Group

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter, The Twinning Association organised a programme of events under the banner of the Ralegh 400 Group to raise funds to be shared between the Friends and the Roy Lancaster Lung Cancer Charity. Events included an Open-Air Play (postponed due to adverse weather), a town Walk and Talk about Ralegh, a talk by Anna Beer on her new book about Ralegh, and a fantastic Tudor Banquet.

All dressed up for theTudor Banquet
Chairman of Ralegh Festival Bob Walden and his wife Teresa present cheque to Vice-Chirman FOYH Jill Warburton, togehter with Liz Turnbull of the Friends Committee

The Friends are grateful to organiser and Chairman of the Ralegh Festival Bob Walden and his team, and all who supported their events, thereby raising £220 for the Friends.

Car Boot Sales 2018

September sale attracted more cars than ever before, and raised best ever profit of £1000.

Total for the three sales of 2018: £2,301

Change of image is big fundraiser

From this…

Luke before

… to this:

Luke after

After growing his hair for nearly four years, Luke Bridgway decided to raise funds for the Friends by arranging a sponsored haircut.  His grandmother was cared for on the Willows ward at the Yeatman, and he arranged this fundraiser in her memory, and to show his appreciation of her care there.

Well done Luke for raising £91.74, with a further £130 in the pipeline.  The new look is terrific!

Tim Edwards Memorial Cricket Day raises £327

Susan Arrow presents the Tim Edwards Memorial Cricket Shield to Wriggle Valley Cricket Club Captain Jeff Beaumont

To celebrate the life of cricket enthusiast and much-loved Tim, The Wriggle Valley Cricket Club hosted a Fun Day at Chetnole Playing Field on a beautiful day in June. They also organised a Kwik Cricket interlude affording fun to all, and boosted their profits by holding a Silent Auction and a raffle, whilst also serving non-stop refreshments. Tim’s family donated a new trophy, the Tim Edwards Memorial Cricket Shield, which stayed on home ground as the Wriggle Valley team were victorious over their competitors the Montague Cricket Club, Bruton. Tim must have looked down approvingly!

Sherborne Golf Club members are champion fundraisers

Golf Club Captain Bill Butters presents generous cheque to Chairman David

Sherborne Golf club captain Bill Butters nominated Friends of the Yeatman as his charity of the year, whilst lady Captain Nic Pointing chose Lymphoma Association. Following a fantastic fundraising year, and through the generosity of club members, each charity benefitted by £3,200.

Charity Billiard Tournament results in £827.50 donation

Carroll Walters with his wife Audrey and daughter Sarah Harding present Chairman David with handsome proceeds

Following the success of the Billiard Tournament he organised in 2017, Carroll arranged another this year despite all three family members suffering serious health issues – many would have cancelled in the circumstances. However, such is Carroll’s reputation that the event attracted many skilled competitors, and the raffle and refreshments provided by friends and family helped them achieve this fantastic result. Well done indeed!

The Slipped Stitch Yarn Shop Day raises £78.40

Thanks to all who supported the raffle, and made donations too.

Another £50 from running in the 2018 Yeovil half marathon

Congratulations to Viviane Jefferey for once again competing in the Yeovil Half Marathon – and not even looking tired for her photo! Big thanks for your support Viv.

Knitted charmer raises £524 for the Friends

Sarah Chilcott and Gail Felgate with their knitted masterpiece.

The knitted Dolls House which raised £200 for the Friends when it was displayed over the New Year at the Slipped Stitch has since been displayed by its creators at Craft shows at Exeter and Shepton Mallet.

Despite admirers having no connection with either the Yeatman Hospital or even with Sherborne, they happily contributed to the collecting box, and Gail and Sarah have now raised the magnificent sum of £524.93 through their endeavours.

Such is the quality of their craftsmanship that they have been invited to display it at yet another Craft Fair at Shepton Mallet in October – a wonderful achievement!

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
£200.01 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.

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