Bene Cooper – R.I.P.

We are sad to inform you that Bene Cooper, who may have been our oldest and longest serving volunteer, has sadly died. She continued to attend the shop on Mondays and produce knitwear for us to sell until last year when at 95 years of age she decided it was time to step down and let […]

Diabetes Care for You

We are pleased to report that Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust‘s new community diabetes service, named ‘Diabetes Care for You’, is now available to people aged 18+ who live in Brighton & Hove and the High Weald, Lewes and Havens area of East Sussex and that Crowborough hospital has been selected as one of the sites for delivery. This […]

Hospital Fête – Collectables, Bric-a-brac and clothes wanted

Organisers of Crowborough Hospital’s annual fête on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August, are hoping for good weather, a big turnout and high profits to support patient services, equipment and the Day Centre. Attractions on offer will include stalls, hot food, tea, cakes, live entertainment and art groups exhibiting and selling their work. A special Kids’ Zone […]

Day Service Volunteers

The Social Day Services is lucky to have the most wonderful group of volunteers. Many have been with us for  great number of years and all work together as team. Several new volunteers have started over the last eighteen months and been warmly welcomed into the centre. Without the volunteers the service could not run; […]

May 2016 Newsletter

Crowborough Hospital Fete Needs Your Support The number of voluntary fete helpers needs boosting and we urgently need more people to assist the current team and ensure the continuity of the Fête Who are the Friends of Crowborough Hospital?  I suspect many people do not know who is behind the Friends as a charity. As […]

AGM 2016

This year’s AGM will be held on 16th June at the Day Centre  (see our events calendar) . The Friend’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Hospital Day Centre. The speaker for the evening will be Paula Head, CEO Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust who will give a presentation entitled ‘Community Services in Crowborough, and the […]

Day Service presented with a new bench.

On Friday the 12th of February Crowborough Co-operative Funeral Care presented the Day Service with a beautiful bench. The bench was kindly donated so that clients can sit outside and enjoy the good weather when it finally arrives! We would like to say thank you to Ian and Vicky from the Co-operative for such a lovely […]

February 2016 Newsletter

Visit of High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Juliet Smith On 18th January 2016, The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Juliet Smith, visited the Friends of Crowborough Hospital who hosted her in the day centre. The aim of the visit was to show the High Sheriff the beneficial impact achieved by the enormous cohort […]

November 2015 Newsletter

  Hospital fete profits exceed £13,000 This year’s fete was a great success. The weather, although still not sunny and dry as hoped, was a great improvement on that of 2014 and the population of Crow- borough turned out in their hundreds to support their local hospital. Along with many old favourite stalls, there were […]

August 2015 Newsletter

AWARDS PRESENTED AT AGM This year’s AGM on Thursday 9th July was well attended. Following refreshments which were kindly provided by Miriam Boobier and her team, the business of the evening began. The Chairman of the Friends of Crowborough hospital (FoCH), Chantal Wilson began by welcoming everyone with special mention of guests: Sara Stonor, Vice […]