Published on: 21 June 2022

Preparations are well underway for the League of Friends summer fayre which aims to raise funds to support patient activities for people using NHS services including mental health services, learning disabilities services and children’s services. 

The Kingsway Summer Fayre, which is organised by the League of Friends charity who voluntarily support the work of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will return this year on Saturday 2 July from 1pm – 4.30pm at the Kingsway Hospital site, Derby DE22 3LZ. 

There will be a wealth of events and attractions including a live auction, Zumba, a children’s magic show, bouncy castle, games, stalls and live music from the likes of Pala, Andy Dingwall, James Beaumont and Tooklbox. 

The League of Friends is a charitable organisation, run by volunteers, that supports the work of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. All the money that the group raises is reinvested back into patient care across the county.

Ifti Majid, Chief Executive at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the summer fayre for the first time since the pandemic for everyone to enjoy.

“I am looking forward to opening the event and welcoming several Trust colleagues who will be performing at the fayre too. 

“The money raised from the event, like previous summer fayres we have hosted, will be used to support leisure activities and for the comfort of our service users, so it should be a fun event for a very good cause.” 

Entry to the Kingsway Summer Fayre and parking, as always, are free and everyone is invited to attend. Access to the Kingsway Hospital site is via the Kingsway roundabout, taking the Kingsway Boulevard turning for the Manor Kingsway housing development and then turning right onto Cherry Tree Close.