November 2019 Newsletter

Successful fete in scorching weather Just over £11,000 net was raised from this year’s Crow- borough Hospital Fete on Bank Holiday Monday de- spite the lower turnout because of the heatwave. The raffle, street collection and eBay sales helped to make up this fantastic figure. Stalls included bric-a-brac, collectables, clothes, toys, games, books, plants and flowers, […]

August 2019 Newsletter

Refurbished Birthing Unit Opened by TV Star On 10th May, Melody Grove, star of Call the Midwife was welcomed to Crowborough Birth Centre by Karen Leeson (Birth Centre Manager) and more than 50 mums, midwives and supporters who had crowded into CBC to celebrate the opening of the new birthing rooms at the centre. Melody […]

May 2019 Newsletter

New X-ray facility opens NHS leader pays tribute to generosity of Crowborough community An advanced X-ray facility was officially opened at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital, transforming the service offered to the local community. The new equipment provides high resolution images that can be instantly transferred to clinicians and consultants at other hos- pitals. Importantly, too, […]

February 2019 Newsletter

Two Major Projects funded by Friends The Trustees of the Friends of Crowborough Hospital are delighted to have been able to provide substantial funds for the upgrading of the X Ray department (now completed) and the Birthing Centre (nearing completion). X Ray After a number of weeks working in Uckfield, and with our mobile X […]

November 2018 Newsletter

Crowborough Hospital Fete on Bank Holiday Monday banked a handsome profit of £12,000 with stallholders reporting increased takings on the day. “This is a wonderful result and I extend our warmest thanks to the many people who turned up on the day and dug deep into their pockets,” said Ricky Booth, the organiser, “The weather […]

May 2018 Newsletter

The Day Service Welcomes RITA —  April has seen the arrival of RITA (Reminiscence Interactive Therapy and Activities) at the Friends Social Day Service. April has also seen us install new troughs for our patio. The Friends’ Shop — The shop has been stocked with lots of new cards. Hospital estates have put up some new signage […]

January 2018 Newsletter

A Successful year for Friends’ Social Day Service —  The Social Day Service provided by the Friends of Crowborough Hospital was started in January 2015, as a transition from a previous NHS Health Care service. A number of the previous clients and volunteers transferred to the Friends from the previous provider – East Sussex Health Care […]

November 2017 Newsletter

  Hospital Friends win Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Lord Lieutenant presents ‘group MBE’ to volunteers Volunteers who raise funds and provide equipment and services at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital have been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary service – the highest honour that can be given to local groups across the UK to recognise […]

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 […]

Help Needed for Fete Raffle Ticket Sales

All is going well with the preparations for the fete and it is now time to start with the supermarket raffle ticket sales rota. Can you help to sell Fete raffle tickets at supermarkets? We will be selling tickets at Tesco and Waitrose on Saturday 22nd August between 9 am and 2 pm. At Morrison’s we […]