About Us

The Friends started to operate in November 2015. We are a group of like minded people who have a close association with, and love of, the hospital and want to put something back. We have all had cause to use the hospital services either for ourselves or members of our family. In some instances it really has been a case of ‘Your Life in Their Hands’ and the Good Hope staff have never let us down for which we cannot thank them enough.

We have set ourselves an ambitious target to raise £15,000 per year to provided those little extras which make such a difference to patients during their hospital stay and are not supplied by the NHS. With the help of the community we are confident that we will achieve this goal.

Registered Charity No. 1169119

The Officers of the Friends are:-

Elaine Coulthard….Founder and President
Tony Cannon……….Chair
Suzanne Collins……Treasurer
Tom Webster……….Trustee
Merryl Graham…….Secretary
Les Coulthard………Trustee


Josephine Hardy
Suzanne Webb
Neva Kavanagh
Bob Green

New members are always welcome either as silent participants who want to make a regular donation  to support our work or as active participants who want to get involved in our fund-raising activities. If you are interested please email Info for an application form. The committee meets once a month and all members are welcome to attend.

The group is supported fully by the Good Hope Hospital Charity and we are most grateful to them for their assistance.