We would like to wish all our members, volunteers and customers a very happy Easter.

The good news is that we are hoping to reopen the coffee shop in the near future. Many thanks to our volunteers who have kindly said they will return and we will be contacting them again regarding our opening date shortly. 







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May 9, 2022
Edna Thomson 1921 - 2022
May 3, 2022
Great News!
The Coffee Shop is reopening!
Mar 28, 2022

It is with sadness that we learn of the recent death of our friend and colleague Pauline Beard. 

Pauline was a much valued member of the League of Friends for many years. During this time she fulfilled a number of roles, notably working in the Coffee Shop, taking responsibility for the sale of knitted items and as a member of the committee of trustees.

Pauline will be sorely missed. We offer our condolences to her husband Bob, and their family.

Sep 17, 2020
Covid 19 has presented challenges to avery aspects of our lives during 2020.  Whilst League of Friends has made changes to its operation, we continue to support the Alexandra  Hospital.
Mar 26, 2020
League of Friends Covid-19 Update
Feb 3, 2020
Calling all knitters - and those who crochet
Dec 24, 2019
Season's Greetings from The League of Friends
Dec 23, 2019
Christmas Raffle 2019
Thank You
Sep 22, 2019
We are looking for volunteers in the Coffee Shop.
Sep 12, 2019

The Physiotherapy Department at the Alex is offering classes to promote the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.


Sep 12, 2019
The Urology Department at the Alex has been working towards the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. As the equipment needed is extremely expensive, League of Friends was approached to see if we could help.
Aug 6, 2019
League of Friends Supports Respiratory Medicine Department
Jun 30, 2019
League of Friends donated equipment totalling over £96,000.00 to the Alexandra Hospital in the year up to August 2018. Here are details of some of the larger items.
Jun 30, 2019
Redditch Mayor, Councillor Roger Bennett names League Of Friends as one of the of charities to receive support during his Mayoral Year
May 5, 2015
On Saturday 2nd May, a group of volunteers got together to tidy up the garden in the quadrangle, outside the coffee shop. We were helped by several members of Redditch Round Table, who worked tirelessly throughout the day, to help us to create a peaceful haven for visitors, patients and staff. Many, many thanks to these kind volunteers, without whom, this transformation wouldn't have been possible. We would also like to thank McDonalds, who, after being approached by members of the Round Table, donated lunch for all of our volunteers.
May 5, 2015
Many thanks to the Tesco store in Redditch, for the kind donation of nine boxes of brand new books, which were brought to us on Saturday 25th April, by their Customer Experiences Manager, Dale Maxwell. These books will help to raise valuable funds for the League of Friends and we are very grateful for this donation
Mar 5, 2015
A specialist ward treating cancer patients has received a £3000 boost, thanks to a Redditch Hairdressers. Cutting Edge salon, in Church Hill, handed over £3087 to League of Friends chairman, Pat Hadley, at the Alexandra Hospital, for the Garden Suite, which provides chemotherapy and other treatments. They raised the money through various fundraising activities, including stylist, Laura Maries having her hair shaved off- all inspired by their long-standing customer, Fiona Davidson, who has been using the Garden Suite for 7 years. Mrs Hadley said "they had done a lot of fundraising to present us with the cheque, which is absolutely fabulous. Any money we can raise is fantastic"
Mar 5, 2015
PRESS RELEASE Friday 6 February 2015 Brothers’ 75 mile cycle for hospital ward who cared for father Redditch brothers, Scott and Stuart Few, completed a 75 mile sponsored cycle ride with friends to raise money for new equipment on the hospital ward their father was cared for. The group cycled from Solihull to Oxford in memory of Keith Few. Keith was cared for on Ward 2 at the Alexandra Hospital from November 2013 to February 2014 when he sadly passed away due to complications related to diabetes. His family was so impressed by the care and treatment he received that they felt they should give something back to the ward. Scott said “All the staff on Ward 2 were fantastic. The way they treated my dad was incredible. We noticed the ward were raising money for a new bladder scanner. Whenever dad needed a scan the nurses had to go to other wards to see if they had one available. It just seemed right to help them get their own after the care they’d given dad.” Stuart said “The ride was quite tough; it definitely made us rethink our fitness levels. We didn’t realise it was uphill all the way. I’d still do it again though, it was surprisingly enjoyable!” The Few’s cycle ride raised over £1000 towards the new scanner. The League of Friends at the Alexandra Hospital then topped up the total with an additional £5000 to purchase the equipment. Ward Sister Shirley Hodgetts said “Our lives are so much easier on the ward now. We are able to scan patients as soon as they need, there’s no waiting around for us to find a scanner first. “We are so grateful to the family and the League of Friends for helping us improve the care of our patients.” - ends - For media enquiries, please contact Rebecca Currie, Communications Officer 01905 733759 | rebecca.currie@worcsacute.nhs.uk
Feb 25, 2015
Sue Meredith from Malvern was recently treated at the Alex for hand surgery and was inspired to write this poem:
Jul 2, 2014
Volunteers wanted The League of Friends urgently needs volunteers to work in our Coffee Shop, preferably at evenings and weekends. Staff and patients’ relatives depend on the coffee shop for refreshments, when Quinney's Restaurant is closed, so it is vital that we are able to open as much as possible. For further information, please contact the League of Friends office on 01527 512009, or speak to one of our friendly volunteers. Many thanks for your interest
Feb 26, 2014
Official handover
Feb 26, 2014
Donation for wheelchair
Nov 21, 2013

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May 20, 2013
Welcome to the new League of Friends web site.