League of Friends of Northwick Park Hospital


The League of Friends of Northwick Park Hospital is a charity set up solely to raise funds to improve the patient's experience during their stay in hospital and complements the clinical and non clinical services within Northwick Park Hospital.

Our volunteers and members have been raising funds for more than 40  years for medical and non-medical purposes; with the aim of helping to improve the health, care and comfort of the patient as a priority.

We greatly appreciate the support of our members, volunteers and the local population, and a huge thank you to the enduring generosity and support of donors without which our work would not be possible.

Our aim

  • to raise funds to support the patient experience as well as that of the patient's families

  • to build our volunteer base, by actively recruiting volunteers to help  achieve the aspirations of The League of Friends of Northwick Park Hospital

  •  to raise the profile and presence of The League in order to continue its good work.            


Formed in 1971, the League of Friends of Northwick Park Hospital started out with one trolley which toured the wards selling day-to day essentials.  At its height the League boasted over 200 volunteers and a  weekly turnover of over £10,000. 

In 2009 the facilities at the hospital were upgraded and with the addition of high street stores it meant the League had to rise the the challenge of competing with other traders. 

However, the League are resilient and continue to raise funds to benefit patients', their families and staff. 

The Committee 

Lord Popat President of League of Friends

President  - Lord Popat of Harrow

Lord Popat of Harrow recently became President of the League of Friends of Northwick Park Hospital.  He has lived in Harrow for over 40 years and is an active member of the Community.  Lord Popat is also a founding Director and Patron of St Luke's Hospice and is a member of the House of Lords.

Chair of League of Friends


Derek has steered The League of Friends of Northwick Park Hospital through many changes during his 39 year membership.

He has been Chairman for 20 years and his dedication to the charity is inspirational.  These responsibilities traversed a 34 year career in banking.


The Committee consists of thirteen members from all walks of life and backgrounds.  They bring a wealth of knowledge and diversity which makes our Committee  truly representative of the local community.

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