Who we are

“One of the great things about working with a small, local charity like the Friends is knowing that your money goes exactly where it’s most needed – supporting staff and improving patients’ well-being in hospital.”

Sir Anthony Seldon

“For over 70 years our NHS has cared for our mental and physical health, an absolute privilege we should be forever thankful for. The Friends has supported the NHS through these years:  Please help us continue to raise further vital funds.”

Sally Gunnell

We are delighted to be patrons of  Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals, providing ‘A helping hand for the NHS.’  We are so impressed with all the charity’s achievements, particularly the Small Acts of Friendship initiative. To paraphrase Scott Adams, ‘There is no such thing as a small act of friendship. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.’

Michael & Maureen Chowen

Our Patrons

Sir Anthony Seldon
MA PhD FRSA MBA FRHisS

“One of the great things about working with a small, local charity like the Friends is knowing that your money goes exactly where it’s most needed – supporting staff and improving patients’ well-being in hospital.”

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sally Gunnell
OBE DL

“For over 70 years our NHS has cared for our mental and physical health, an absolute privilege we should be forever thankful for. The Friends has supported the NHS through these years:  Please help us continue to raise further vital funds.”

Sally Gunnell

Michael Chowen CBE DL

Maureen Chowen DL

“One of the great things about working with a small, local charity like the Friends is knowing that your money goes exactly where it’s most needed – supporting staff and improving patients’ well-being in hospital.”

Michael & Maureen Chowen

Our Trustees

Chair: Glynn Jones OBE DL
Vice-Chairs: Janet Flint and Chris Rendel
Hon Treasurer: Howard Kidd

Trustees: Muna al-Jawad, John Austin, Emma Church, Robert Griffiths, Pam Hayward, Debbie Reeder, Imran Yunus 

The Board of Trustees oversees all the activities of the Friends.

Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals are members of Attend, a national charity that supports and expands the roles volunteers play in creating healthy communities. For more information about Attend see their website.

If you are interested in applying to be a Friends Trustee or would like more information about the role please contact us to find our about how our recruitment of Trustees process works.

Friends Team

Office Manager: Suzy Horne

Fundraiser: Katy Wells

Small Acts of Friendship Co-Ordinator: Paola O’Sullivan

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