Brought here by movie moguls from the USA and inaugurated in the UK in 1949 (as The Variety Club of Great Britain), Variety was founded especially for children and young people.
They improve those young lives by providing practical help (such as Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs and specialist equipment) and memorable childhood experiences.
Friends Of St Mary’s Hospital
The Friend’s exists to support the work of St Mary’s Hospital through grants for equipment not available from NHS Funds and to improve facilities for patients.
It runs a Hospital Shop (Newspapers, magazines, cards, sweets and soft drinks) a Cafe and Tea Bar staffed by a mixture of paid staff and volunteers.