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Look sharp! Help us raise £200,000!

Get behind our 2024 Eye Appeal to bring vitreo-retinal treatment to the Friarage Hospital!

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What is the Eye Appeal?

Friends of the Friarage has a long history of investing at the Friarage Hospital to improve and enhance healthcare for the residents of Hambleton and Richmondshire. This year our efforts are focussed on raising funds to support the new Surgical Hub underway at the hospital and central to this will be our fundraising appeal to bring vitreo-retinal (VR) treatment to the site.

This eye service is currently available at James Cook Hospital in 
Middlesbrough but, if we can raise £200,000 for the equipment,
 the eye team will be able to offer the service at the Friarage, treating patients closer to home. Over a quarter of the people waiting for treatment at James Cook come from Hambleton and Richmondshire.

We can’t wait to get started with this amazing opportunity and hope you will get behind us and support the appeal through donations, fundraising activities and helping to spread awareness.

Launch Events

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  • Jenn Scribbins presenting
  • Mr Ahmed Saad presenting
  • Trustees with Eye Appeal banner

We held launch events at Northallerton Town Hall and online for those who couldn't attend in person. Thank you to everyone who joined and offered their support, generosity and enthusiasm! 

Presentations were given on the evening by South Tees Trust staff; Dr James Dunbar - Clinical Lead at the Friarage and Mr Ahmed Saad - Consultant Opthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon. Friends of the Friarage Trustee, Jenn Scribbins presented on our behalf, encouraging the public and residents of Hambleton and Richmondshire to get behind our appeal.

Get involved!

Here are a few easy ways you can help our appeal:

- spread the word by liking and sharing our posts on social media, and telling friends, family and colleagues

- make a personal donation or collect for us

- join in or hold your own fundraising event

If you have something you are planning on doing to help then please let us know!

How to donate


Please click here to donate via our official JustGiving page.


To donate by post please make cheques payable to 'Friends of the Friarage' and send to: Room 47, Admin Building, Friarage Hospital, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1JG. Please include the Single Gift Donation Form which you can download here.


Make a payment over the phone by calling our Admin Team on 01609 762013.


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