Friends' Trustees visited the staff room on Gloucester Ward refurbished by the Friends in March 2013
Richard Markham, Dinah Harrison, Simon St Leger-Harris and Mark Stevens at Gail Glew and Jenny Ward's Retirement Celebration in July 2022


The Friends’ business is managed by Trustees – all of whom are members of the Friends and who must seek re-election every three years.  They are assisted by non-voting voluntary advisers, mainly from the staff of the Eye Hospital.

The Trustees and their advisers are currently:


Kay McCluskey (Chairman)
Kevin Abbey (Honorary Publicity Officer)
Carole Brooke (Honorary Secretary)
Gail Glew
Dinah Harrison
Simon St Leger-Harris (Honorary Treasurer)
Jenny Ward

Hospital Advisers

Sarah Swift, Deputy Divisional Director, Surgery (Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust)
Lona Jawaheer, Consultant Bristol Eye Hospital


We have a few volunteers who manage our social media and maintain the two hospital gardens (for patients and staff) and assist with our governance.


We reimburse any expenses incurred by trustees, advisers and volunteers.  We do not pay any other remuneration.

We have no employees.

Charity Commission

We are regulated by the Charity Commission.  Our Registered Charity Number is 274349.

Trustees’ Annual Reports & Accounts

Copies of our current and most recent Trustees’ Annual Report & Accounts may be downloaded from our Report and Accounts page,