The League of Friends of Patrick Stead Hospital

What we are, What we Do, Who we are, How we are run, and How to join us.

The Lowestoft Signing Choir at the Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth

A volunteer-led registered charity which for more than fifty years has worked to promote the Hospital, raise its profile, supplement its services, provide equipment and facilities and raise funds.

The League is active in engaging the local community, and fostering co-operation with other local charities and health services.

We have a rolling programme of events throughout the year: see Our Diary.

Who We Are

Anyone can become a member of the League which is Free to Join.

The League is run by a Board of Trustees elected from the full members at the annual general meeting held in November/December.

The Board of Trustees

  • President, ex-officio: Dr Bill Pagan
  • Chair:  Karen Kerridge
  • Secretary:  John Lewis
  • Vice-Chair:  Alan Witherby
  • Treasurer:  Robert Helliwell
  • Minute Secretary: Yvonne Power
  • Committee Members:
  • Pauline Feller
  • Jan Helliwell
  • Roger Smith-Howell
  • Rosemary Smith-Howell
  • Judith Mesquita
  • Mary Hills

The League of Friends of Patrick Stead Hospital AGM, 2011


Membership is open to anyone supporting the aims of the League.

You can join by:

  • Completing our downloadable League of Friends Membership Application Form (available for download on our Contact us page)
  • Coming to the full members’ meetings held on a Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Garden Room at the Hospital. The dates for 2016 are: 27th January, 23rd March, 25th May, 29th June, 28th September and our AGM is on 30th November at 7pm.
  • or contacting us directly.