League of Friends



The Objectives of the charity are as follows:-

“To relieve the patients of Blake House Surgery in the Community who are sick, convalescent, disabled, inform or in need, and generally to support the Charitable work of the Medical Centre”.








A message from The League of Friends

Blake House and Dr Gwynne Trust League of Friends

Charity no : 1072102


The Blake House League of Friends merged with the Dr Gwynne Memorial Trust in 2020, both

charities having the same objectives, and following the closure of the Dr Gwynne Memorial



We aim to raise funds to support Blake House Surgery and provide items required which

would not be funded by the NHS. In 2018-19 our major fund-raising event was to provide a

lift for use by patients at the surgery and due to the amazing response this was achieved and

the lift is now installed.


We also offer assistance with medical research and study grants for local young people

wishing to follow a career in healthcare.


We are able to provide transport for patients to the surgery and hospital for appointments

by our Volunteer Car Transport Service which is run by Shirley Jones. A mileage charge is

payable by the patient to the volunteer driver. All drivers have been thoroughly DBR

checked and we are always looking for local people to join this worthwhile volunteer role.

As well as taking patients for appointments, we can also collect and deliver prescriptions

under the same arrangements. If you would like more information please contact Shirley on

07377 289986 Monday - Friday and leave a message and she will return your call.


We welcome everyone to our meetings which are usually held about every 3 months in the

Black Torrington Village Hall. Advance notice of these meetings is widely publicised. (Meetings currently suspended due to Covid)




  1. Membership of the Charity shall be open to any person over the age of 18 years interested in furthering the objects and who has paid the annual subscription laid down from time by the Executive Committee.
  2. Every member shall have one vote.
  3. The Executive committee may by unanimous vote and for good reason, terminate the membership of any individual concerned shall have the right to be heard by the Executive Committee, accompanied by a friend, before a final decision is made.