This page provides links to recent AGM reports - click on the image of the front page or the links below.






The report for the year to 31st December 2018 is available here.

The report for the year to 31st December 2017 is available here.

The report for the year to 31st December 2016  is available here 

The report for the year to 31st December 2015  is available here 

The report for the year to 31st December 2014 is available here 

The report for the year to 31st December 2013 is available here 

The detailed accounts and annual return are available on the Charities Commission Website - This link will open in a separate tab but does not go direct to our page. Please enter our Charity Number - 218485 in the 'Charity Search' box at bottom of the left hand column in order to access our page.

The charity has a small team available to give talks about the history of the Hospital of St Cross, or St. Luke’s, and the work of The Friends.

St Cross was opened as long ago as 1884 and has an interesting history.

St Luke's was located on Lower Hillmorton Road and was originally the workhouse of the Rugby Union in 1819.

Want to know more? Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring our office on 01788 663754

We have speakers to suit any event and make no charge for this service.

The Friends support the Hospital of St Cross and the Community and Mental Health Services in Rugby by delivering a variety of voluntary services in the hospital and by donating equipment which improves patient experience or helps bring services to the town.

We have over 200 volunteers and no paid staff.

All the money donated is spent to provide equipment and deliver projects which have improved the patient experience in Rugby.

Our administration costs are kept under tight control and are paid for from earned income only.

Since 1955 we have raised over £3m and in the last 10 years have spent over £1m on equipment and projects!

Members of the Board are elected annually at the AGM but may be co-opted throughout the year.

The current members of the Board

Kathryn Lawrence

President and Public Fundraising Co-ordination Chair





Willy Goldschmidt

Chairman and Communications Lead

June Witcomb


David Roberts









Claire Goodman

Volunteer Support

Doug Jones

Governance Lead



Tracey Lennard

Social Fundraising Team Chairperson



Ramesh Srivastava

Community and Corporate Liaison




 Mike Rigby

Volunteer Co-ordinator









Fiona Phillips

Tea Bar Co-ordinator







Stephen Walshaw

Purchasing Lead



In June 2014 The Friends were honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2014.

This unique UK national honour was created over a decade ago by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. It has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals. The Friends were one of only 111 groups to receive this recognition and the only one from Warwickshire this year.