For the past 70 years, the League of Friends of St Mary’s Hospital has worked without interruption, to make a difference for staff and patients in Portsmouth.

Coronavirus Covid-19 has hit us hard…

Happy birthday Gerry!

Today is a very special occasion. Gerry Godden, one of our longest serving volunteers is 90 years young today…

Our 70th Christmas Coffee Morning.

This year, our annual Christmas coffee morning, held for the volunteers and trustees of the League continued our 70th anniversary celebrations...

Notice: 70th Annual General Meeting

The 70th Annual General Meeting of the League will be held in the Hospital Seminar Room at 16:00 on Friday 31st May 2019.

About us

The Friends at St. Mary’s provide many of the extras which means so much to the patients and staff…

The history of the league

The history of the League of Friends goes back to 1949 when it was set up following the birth of the National Health Service at St Mary’s Hospital.  We are eager to build an archive of our proud history, and you can help.

Contact us

Call us on 02380 540442 or send us a message by following the link below.

Join us

We welcome new volunteers to join our ever expanding team of helpers. Take at look at what we do.

We are here to make a difference.

The League of Friends at St. Mary’s provide many of the extras which means so much to the patients and staff. A Main Shop provides many essentials, a Cafe facility in the Outpatients department and a Coffee Bar in  the Enablement Centre serve welcome refreshments. All our outlets are staffed by volunteers with profits supporting Portsmouth Community Health care projects and working throughout the Hospital to provide equipment and improving conditions for patients and staff alike.

Building on our success since we started in 1949, we continue to modernise the services we deliver and support the community from this central Portsmouth location.  We have two splendid shops which are open Monday to Friday as well as the Enablement Centre Coffee Bar. With the hospital becomes busier at weekends, we hope to be able to extend our openings subject to new volunteers – see how you can join us!