The Friends of Robert Owen House
An Isle of Man Registered Charity, number 839
Patients, along with close family members, go through a traumatic and confusing time before and after hospital treatment. People draw great comfort from talking to others on a ‘one-to-one’ confidential basis. Peace of mind is so important both before and after surgery.
The Friends of Robert Owen House have members who are only too pleased to provide support of this nature, having been through the experience themselves. They are available to listen, advise and reassure both patients and relatives. We do not provide medical advice - that is for the professionals!
♥ To support the work of the Robert Owen House Committee in providing accommodation for relatives/carers of patients who are in the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital.
♥ To raise funds to assist in the provision of existing and additional facilities required.
♥ To provide information on the facilities at Robert Owen House to Isle of Man residents.
♥ To provide help and support to patients, and relatives/carers following their return to the Island from Liverpool.
Whilst we are not one of the Islands largest charities with dozens of workers,
what we lack in numbers we make up for in enthusiasm and support.
We have a target of £20-25,000 a year which we try to raise as the Islands way of saying
‘THANK YOU’ to the Trust and its loyal and friendly staff for the way it takes care of our
Each year we stage a number of fun!…fund raising events from local to all-Island schemes.
We receive continuing support from Companies who staff have organised many forms of
‘in- house’ and sponsored events.
Clubs, social groups, churches, schools and other charitable groups raise money for our
Individuals, from 9 to 90 years have taken part in sponsored events. Many of our members
and friends have requested donations be sent in lieu of gifts for birthdays, wedding anniversaries
and even at Christmas.
Anyone, of any age can either organise or take part in fund raising. It is not just for people
who have been patients at the hospital. Who knows who could be next?
Heart and lung problems can effect any age and at any time.
The aims of the ‘Friends’ are: