Welcome to the website of the League of Friends of Aldeburgh and District Community Hospital
The League of Friends is a charity (No: 247890) based in Aldeburgh Suffolk with over 300 members. Their time and generosity provides extra services and facilities for the benefit of hospital patients.
We now accept online donations
Jan 2014 Suffolk Places Xmas Quiz
The quiz was won by Angela Chatfield from Ear Soham. Well done Angela and thanks to all those who took part. The answers to the quiz can be seen here.
November 2013 Coffee Morning
Our coffee morning held in early November was a great success with takings of over £1700. Many thanks to all who came and supported us and to those who ran the stalls. Events like this play a major part in keeping our hospital "state of the art".
July 2013 Hospital Fete
We held our Annual Fête in the grounds of the hospital on 28th July 2013. Over £2000 was raised for the Friends.
This was a very special event as the “once stolen” Snooks was formally welcomed to his new resting place in the hospital garden by the pond by the Mayor of Aldeburgh Sara Fox. Also present were 6 grandchildren of Nancy Cooksey who donated Snooks to the Town in the 1960s.
Snooks was the dog of much loved doctors Robin and Nora Acheson and, in 1961, a statue of him was erected by the Yacht Pond in their memory. Unfortunately the statue was stolen in February 2003 and a replica was put in his place. Then in 2012 an antique dealer discovered him in an antique shop in Lincoln and after some research realised what he had purchased. He returned Snooks to Aldeburgh Town Council who have generously offered him to the Friends to display in the hospital garden. Jean Flick, President of the Friends, said “We are very grateful to Aldeburgh Town Council for letting us put Snooks in the hospital garden. It is a very relevant place for him to be as we would not have this wonderful hospital without the hard work and dedication of the Achesons”.