Our Legal Structure

History of the legal structure of The Friends

The League of Friends of TMH was formed in 1954 with a legal structure of a joint league with two other hospitals. In 1981 it became a separate charity as The League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital and has worked continuously since then to improve facilities and equipment at the hospital.

In 2009 the Trustees decided to review the League’s 27-year-old governing document (constitution) with a view to updating it in order to:

  • Better meet current and future needs.
  • Improve the League’s ability to cope with ongoing NHS changes.
  • Widen the League’s scope of activities.

Current legal structure

On the 30th of September 2009, at an extraordinary general meeting of its members, the League of Friends became an Incorporated Organisation (a company limited by guarantee) registered at Companies House with a number of 06956467. At the same time, The League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital was registered with the Charity Commission as registered charity 1130645.

Following the registration of the new charity, the old charity was merged with it so that donations or bequests made to the old charity could be transferred to the new one without requiring the Charity Commission to approve each transfer.

Financial information about the League of Friends will be found on the Charity Commission’s website.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can get involved with the LOF and help to fund vital projects like the paediatric audiology screening room.

One of the easiest ways is to donate using this page’s Donate button. Or, when you’re visiting the hospital, simply tap the contactless donation point to give a £3 donation or drop your coins or notes in the slot.

Every donation, from a handful of change to a substantial legacy, is much appreciated by the LOF, TMH staff and your community.

To find out more click Get involved to join, donate or volunteer.