May 2017 Newsletter

The Friends of Crowborough Hospital are delighted to announce that their volunteers, who give time and effort within the Friends have been recognised at the highest level by being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). This award is the MBE equivalent for volunteer groups. The Crowborough Hospital Fete which this year will take […]

February 2017 Newsletter

Friends of Crowborough Hospital win National – we have won the national innovation award of the Community Hospitals Association! More exciting news – FoCH has been nominated for a Queens Award. This is the equivalent of an MBE for charities and therefore very prestigious. We await the outcome. CBC are having an Open Day!! We […]

August 2016 Newsletter

The AGM meeting and reception was held on Thursday 16th June After enjoying refreshments provided by Miriam Boobier, attendees were warmly welcomed by Chairman, Chantal Wilson. Trustees, who retire in turn, were all reappointed as was the Treasurer, Terry Moon. The co-option of Dr Cathryn Stokes as a trustee was ratified by the meeting and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singing for Fun – Christmas Concert

Last night, Singing For Fun held their Christmas Concert at All Ss. Church in aid of Crowborough Hospital, with donations raised collected by the Friends. The concert was very well attended with over 250 in the audience and donations in excess of £1100 were received. Chantal Wilson, Chairman of the Friends,  thanked SFF for their wonderful concert and the […]

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 […]

May 2015 Newsletter

Social Day Service is Thriving The social day service, run by the Friends, has now been going very successfully for four months. The service is starting to welcome new clients and volunteers. Everyone has settled in well together and our existing volunteers have enthusiasti- cally taken on new roles and respon- sibilities. Thanks must go to […]

February 2015 Newsletter

Social Day Service is now run by the Friends The Friends started by paying the previous providers, East Sussex Healthcare Trust, to carry on for a few months. Meanwhile, the committee spoke to several other organisations which might have carried on the service if we paid them. However, there was no clear ideal provider so […]

November 2014 Newsletter

Rain couldn’t stop the Fete! Despite the weather, which really couldn’t have been worse with the whole site lashed by wind and rain for the entire day, the fete raised a wonderful £9000. This was due to the stalwart stallholders and helpers, the loyal community and in particular to the efforts of Chair- man Ricky […]