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League of Friends


The League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital aims to improve the care and comfort of patients, visitors and staff, above and beyond what is funded and provided by the NHS.

league of friends

New volunteers and members are always welcome. 

The main activities that you could help the League of Friends with are:

  • staffing retail outlets around the hospital, some of which are open 7 days a week
  • assisting at fundraising events such as the fete
  • collecting on flag collection days throughout the Reading area. 

If you would like more information about our work or would like to join us as a volunteer, please phone the League of Friends office on 0118 322 8592 or e-mail lof@royalberkshire.nhs.uk 

There is a League of Friends shop on level 2 in the Maternity Block, offering snacks, drinks, newspaper and magazines, toiletries, baby clothing, greeting cards and gifts. Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

Friends Coffee House is open seven days a week and is located in the Conservatory on level 1 Battle Block. It sells hot and cold drinks, cold snacks and sandwiches plus paninis, and jacket potatoes.

Charity Number 249956

Useful Contacts

League of Friends Office
Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road

0118 322 8592 

Related sites and useful information


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111