Friends of St Mary’s Hospital is an independent voluntary organisation providing support and raising funds for St Mary’s and Western Eye hospitals.

Cafés and shops

St Mary’s Hospital shop: refreshments, magazines, greeting cards, stamps and gifts
Monday – Friday: 08.30 – 18.30
Weekends: 08.30 – 15.30

St Mary’s Hospital outpatients café: hot and cold refreshments
Monday – Thursday: 09.00 – 16.30
Friday: 09.30 – 16.00

Western Eye Hospital tea bar: hot and cold drinks and biscuits
Monday – Friday: 09.30 – 16.00

Current projects and volunteering opportunities

2017 special project: £15,000 for a blood clotting assessment machine (TEG6s)

The TEG6s allows rapid assessment of blood clotting at the bedside. It will improve the care of patients with severe bleeding at St Mary's Hospital, which is a major trauma centre and specialist vascular centre. It will allow us to give patients the right blood products at the right time with more efficiency. 
This cartridge-based machine will mean staff with minimal training can run a complex assessment of blood clotting, allowing them to act safely and quickly in choosing the right blood products for patients.

The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital raised funds during 2017 which covered the cost of this equipment.  

The annual bazaar and raffle raised over £6,000, flag days and a carol concert raised over £2,000 and we received £4,000 from the German YMCA Christmas market. Profits from the sale of Christmas cards raised a further £1,700, while the monthly book and cake sales made over £4,000.

How you can help

Volunteering at the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital shop and café 

Volunteers are needed to help in our shop and café at St Mary's Hospital, and our tea bar at the Western Eye Hospital. For more information about these roles you can contact us at the details below; to apply please visit the Imperial Health Charity website.

Flag Day collections

We plan to be rattling collection tins at Marylebone Station in July 2018 and Paddington Station in October 2018 to raise money for the 2018 Special Project. The exact dates will be confirmed nearer the time. If you would like to volunteer to help collect donations on these days, or know someone else who would, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Friends of St Mary's book sale

Book and cake sales

These are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 10.00 to 14.00 in the main reception of the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother (QEQM) building. Please do come along.

Christmas bazaar

The annual Christmas bazaar will be held this year on Thursday 29 November 2018 in the main reception of the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother (QEQM) building and in a marquee just outside the building. Please do come along. 

There will be a raffle: first prize is £500. Raffle tickets will be available in the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital shop in the weeks before the bazaar.

Christmas cards

A selection of Christmas cards will be on sale in the main reception of the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother (QEQM) building during November and December.

Contact information

Friends of St Mary’s Hospital
Acrow Building, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY
Phone: 020 3312 6586

The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00 and 14.00.

To join

Please complete and return this form, with a minimum annual donation of £10.