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As friends and supporters of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH), we thought you would like to know more about our charity, The Ashford and St. Peter’s Charitable Fund, and the many ways you can support us.
The Charity’s main focus is to improve the experience of patients, their families/carers, and staff at ASPH by enhancing the hospitals and providing supplementary equipment to benefit patients and staff. The Ashford and St. Peter’s Charitable Fund covers 66 individual funds governed by the Charitable Funds Committee and the ASPH Trust Executive.
The Palace Half Marathon run starts at 9:00am inside the gates of Hampton Court Palace, and finishes in the gardens at 12:00pm.
The entry fee will be waived for ASPH staff if they are able to raise £200 in sponsorship at the Hampton Palace Half Marathon event.
For other events throughout the year please register here and email us at
You will all be winners as the entry fee includes:
- Limited Edition Finishers T-Shirt
- Chip-timed results
- Goody Bag
For more details, please click here.
Guildford Lions Donation
Guildford Lions recently made a very generous donation to the Early Supported Discharge team at Milford Hospital.
"As a long standing member of Guildford Lions Club I was pleased to arrange a donation of £425 to the ESD Team having received help from them. I had a stroke in the summer of 2019 and initially my speech, comprehension and cognitive skills were impacted. However, after several visits from various members of the Team I was able to make progress with my recovery. My thanks to them all for their help." Vic Quayle
Stroke Rehabilitation Wheelchair
A very special wheelchair was presented to the Stroke Rehab Team at St Peter’s in November. This has been entirely funded by the Rotary Club of Chertsey. This chair is ideal for stroke and neuro patients as it can be adjusted to support each patient’s needs and in some cases, it is the only way that a patient can leave their bed.
Mince Pie Donation
May we also thank the Rotary Club of Chertsey for donating 400 mince pies for staff and visitors to the hospital while we sang carols in December. We really appreciate your support.
Little Oaks Canopy
Earlier this year we became aware that some of our children having chemotherapy were not allowed to play outside the unit due to contact with UV rays. Thanks to the Momentum Charity and West Byfleet golf club, we now have a state of the art electronic canopy that filters out the UV rays from several angles. The generous donors have also provided two sets of companion seats for parents to watch their children playing. The icing on the cake for this project is the amazing donation from the New Haw & Woodham Women’s Institute’s Tea Party in September. They raised £580 to provide sustainable play stations for the children to use under the canopy. Thank you ladies!
APHA - The Animal and Plant Health Agency supported us with a christmas initiative involving staff taking a tag from the tree and donating the gift written on the tag to the children’s wards - a great idea APHA. Thank you for your generosity.
|Walk for Peace||£1,421||Children’s surveillance system appeal|
|Dementia cake sale||£257.11||Leaflets about Dementia|
|Rock Choir||£743.00||Children’s surveillance system appeal|
|Swan Ward Ben Nevis Challenge||£1,200||Swan Ward bladder scanner appeal|
|Daren Bezants||£975||Fracture clinic|
|Magna Carta School||£1,950||Children’s surveillance system appeal|
|Kerala event||Flood disaster in Kerala|
|Jon Fest||£520||Cardiac Rehab|
Published: Tuesday, Wednesday, 20 November 2019
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, were out in force on Friday 15 November, raising awareness of World Prematurity Day, and fundraising for the dedicated NICU Charity, Little Roo.
Published: Thurday, 14 November 2019
On Friday 8 November, 2019 Mr. Richard Bailey and his granddaughter Lois Brown presented our NICU team with a cheque for £3,100 for Little Roo Neonatal Charity Fund.
Published: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Momentum Children’s Charity has successfully completed another children’s ward refurbishment at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. The colourful artwork can be seen in two newly decorated isolation rooms on Ash Ward. Featuring jungle animals in one room and woodland creatures in the other room, this wonderful wall-art will help reduce stress and provide distractions for the many children who spend time in hospital.
Published: Friday, 17 May 2019
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals were delighted to be visited by The Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Dolsie Clarke and Consort, Dr Brian Perry last week who presented a cheque for £1,000 to Chief Executive of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Suzanne Rankin.
Published: Thursday, 2 May 2019
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital is delighted to announce the arrival of its new transport incubator system for use by the Surrey Neonatal Transfer Service. The fully equipped mobile intensive care unit for babies was launched at the Level 3 unit in March and has already made several journeys, including a trip to Swansea to bring a premature baby back home to Surrey.
Published: Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Momentum Children’s Charity has successfully completed another hospital refurbishment at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, thanks to an inspiring young man called Tudor. Tudor and his colleagues raised funds for the charity’s project and the whole Mediatonic team were involved in the creative designs.
Published: Thursday, 17 January 2019
Sometimes babies are born prematurely or unwell in hospitals that do not have facilities to provide the appropriate level of care. In these cases it may be necessary to transport them from one hospital to a specialist unit in another – such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Peter’s Hospital (the only one in Surrey). To enable babies to be transported as safely as possible, a dedicated neonatal transport service has been developed.
Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Shirley McBreen and her team, the Thameside Quilter, have been crafting quilts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at ASPH since 1998 and recently provided four quilts, beautifully made by Jacquie Cranfield, for a set of quads who were born here on Wednesday 11 July 2018, three girls and one boy. The first quads born at St Peter’s for twenty five years!
Magna Carta School
Published: Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Pupils from Magna Carta School raised just under £2,000 towards the Children’s Surveillance System Appeal. The five top fundraisers were rewarded with a tour of st. peter’s hospital where they buried a letter to children of the future in a time capsule to marke the 70th anniversary of the NHS. they met the Deputy Mayor of Runnymede and tried out some medical kit in Ash Ward (the Children’s Unit).
Published: Friday, 21st September 2018
Sharon-Peirson Hagger and her husband, Russell along with daughter Mia (aged 10) and son Leo, (aged 13) presented a cheque on 15 August to Dr Tracy Lawson and Dr Peter Martin for £10,000 for Little Roo Neo-natal Fund on behalf of Mia who was born with complications at Ashford and St Peter’s Neo-natal unit ten years ago.
Published: Wednesday, 19th September 2018
On 18 September, Cllr Dolsie Clarke, Mayor of Runnymede, opened the newly refurbished parents’ accommodation of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The refurbishment was completed by Richard Copperwheat, whose son Louise was born prematurely at Frimley Park Hospital before being transferred to St Peter’s NICU where he sadly passed away after six days of amazing care.
Published: Friday, 14th September 2018
Matthew Rickett presented a cheque for £1,572.00, donated through the Little Roo Neonatal fund, to staff at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals for the Neonatal Unit on 13th September.
Published: Wednesday, 6th June 2018
On Monday 28th May, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were delighted to welcome Cllr Chaudhri to the Trust's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to present his Mayor's Charity cheque.
Published: Monday, 21st May 2018
On Friday 18th May, Nico Wright and eight friends set off from Ashford and St Peter's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on a 9 day cycle ride covering 1,315 kilometers to the Alps and up to the summit of Mont Ventoux - the "hardest of all the mythical Tour de France climbs".
Published: Thursday, 17th May 2018
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Momentum Children’s Charity and Berkeley Homes come together to celebrate the opening of the Playroom and Sensory Room in the Paediatric Unit at St Peter’s Hospital.
Published: Friday, 16th March 2018
Angela Gray, an employee of Morrison’s of Woking, very kindly donated 30 gift bags to neonatal intensive care unit. The gift bags contained pillows, key rings, cotton wool and mittens for mums on the ward over Mothering Sunday. Angela just wanted to say thanks for all the assistance she received herself from NICU for the birth of her children, including Noah who was born last Easter.
Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018
Volunteer, Sue Morris and a team of collaborators have been knitting octopuses for the neonatal unit at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals to help premature babies. Sue said: "We are a group of people who crochet and knit little octopuses and jellyfish to comfort babies who decided to come into the world a little earlier than expected."
Published: Thursday, 21st December 2017
Mum Debbie Thwaites who had two babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the hospital’s charity “Little Roo” who along with one of our midwives Laura Pitfield organised with their church Hillsong a collection of toys to give to the brothers and sisters of babies residing on NICU this Christmas.
Published: Thursday, 21st December 2017
On Thursday 14th December, the children’s play room on Ash ward at St Peter’s hospital had a very special visit from Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves on behalf of Hasbro to hand out gifts and play with the children.
Published: Monday, 18th December 2017
Local charity book author, Sue Chambers, has used the recent launch of her healthy recipe book to speak out about the high quality care and treatment she has received from the NHS and from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals in particular.
Published: Thursday, 30th November 2017
Members of the ‘Lunch4Life’ committee presented a cheque for £16,000 to Consultant Breast Surgeon, Mr Tayo Johnson, at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 10th November 2017 and since 2016 have given a total of £28,860 to the Breast Care Unit.
Published: Tuesday, 21st November 2017
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team at St Peter’s Hospital was out in force on Friday 17th November to raise awareness of prematurity and money for their Little Roo Neonatal Fund on World Prematurity Day.
Published: Thursday, 9th November 2017
Young mother, Debbie Thwaites, took it upon herself to set up a free snack bar in the Neonatal Clinic at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after giving birth to her children at St Peter’s, both born prematurely. Her daughter Charlotte at 33 weeks in 2014, and son Oscar at 26 weeks in 2015.
Published: Tuesday, 31st October 2017
On Thursday 19th October, Mr. Sachin Sukhdeo (Head of Pastoral Care and Math’s) and Mrs. Jenifer Duhra (parent), along with her son Kieran of Greenfield School, handed over a cheque for £2000 to Sarah Robertson, Matron at NICU in Abbey Wing, St Peter’s Hospital.
Published: Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Our Paediatric Outpatient Department team went all out for Breast Cancer Awareness month on Friday; dressing up and dying their hair pink, selling cakes, pink lemonade and sweets to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research. They raised £165 in just one day!
Published: Friday, 20th October 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and apart from Team ASPH doing our bit to promote the importance of breast awareness and raise money by ‘Wearing Pink’. Our Haematology team received a special donation this week. Sally Monaghan, clinical nurse specialist, Mariana Silver, deputy sister and Juliet Nkansa, sister at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received 40 chemotherapy care pouches from Sarah Mason and Amy Mann.
Published: Wednesday, 28th June 2017
We had the pleasure of welcoming 21 staff members from Enterprise, a local company who volunteered their time last week (20th June) to get their hands dirty and revitalise our courtyard gardens at St Peter’s Hospital.
Published: Friday, 19th May 2017
Mallinckrodt plc, a leading pharmaceutical company, today marked the donation of £100,000 to Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.
Published: Thursday, 20th April 2017
The Ashford Physiotherapy Department would like to say a big thank you to UK Gym Equipment Ltd for the very kind donation of over £200+ worth of brand new equipment to our department.
Published: Thursday, 6th April 2017
A team of nurses, volunteers and some very generous patients have helped raise a staggering £25,000 towards the refurbishment of the Haematology Day Unit at St Peter’s Hospital.
Published: Monday, 20 March 2017
On Thursday 30th March, Dr Paul Crawshaw, Neonatal Consultant at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals and Tony Martinez, Crew Member for the special South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB) neonatal transfer ambulance, will set off on an epic 360 mile cycle, over four days, to raise money for the Little Roo Neonatal Fund.
Published: Thursday, 9 March 2017
The Surrey Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Club (ICDC Surrey) arranged a commemoration event for former Chair, Graham Skelding, at the end of February.