Charitable donations have long played a key supporting role in NHS care. Every year, many millions of pounds are raised and donated to hospitals to help them make vital improvements, large and small. Selfless volunteers also donate chunks of their time to support charitable activities and events.

We are immensely proud to have the support of communities across Somerset and their extraordinary generosity inspires us to go on making our services even better.

In recent years the NHS has faced increasingly tight constraints and with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now under more pressure than ever.

Our brilliant colleagues rise to this challenge but you can give us and our patients a helping hand by donating funds and time to one of our good causes listed below.

Whatever you can do, thank you. Your support means everything.

Love Musgrove is the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. It funds things above and beyond what the NHS covers to enhance the experience of patients and loved ones while they are in hospital. Over the years it has helped to upgrade the Breast Care Centre and revamp the children’s playroom, and its current campaigns include a COVID-19 response fund and improvements to our maternity unit. Read more here

The Musgrove Park Hospital League of Friends has been supporting local healthcare for more than 50 years. It raises funds to buy new medical equipment and building works and its friendly volunteers also run charity shops and a ward trolley service. Visit their website to find out more.

The Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset (MLGS) raises money for leukaemia and lymphoma patients and their families in Somerset. Originally formed in the late 1970s by a group of local parents whose children had to travel to treatment, the charity has helped Musgrove establish itself as a major regional centre for leukaemia and related blood disorders.

Learn more about their work here.

Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) was founded in 2000 and supports local cancer services. Over the years it has provided Musgrove Park Hospital and its Beacon Cancer Centre with a CT scanner and a facility to make screening masks for patients with facial and throat cancers. To find out how you can support them, visit their website.