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 […]

August 2018 Newsletter

The AGM of the Friends took place on August 9th. President Dr Cathryn Stokes spoke of changes in the way the NHS is run locally. “This coming year, as they have since1911, the Friends will continue to support our local healthcare through its many changes”. As you may know, five local CCGs including our own […]

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 […]

August 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 AGM was held on 29th June. Following refreshments kindly provided by Miriam Boobier, Chantal Wilson (Chairman) welcomed all. The President, Ros Marriott was retiring and she welcomed Dr Cathryn Stokes as the new president. The Innovation and Best Practice Award was given by CHA to FoCH in respect of the Social Day Service. This had […]

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 […]

November 2016 Newsletter

The Fete This year, the weather was kind to the fete and once again the people of Crowborough supported it fantastically. The sun shone and visitors took heed of the notice near the entrance, buying items from plants to toys, clothes, household items, bric-a-brac, cakes, books and almost everything you could want! In And Around […]

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Just to let you know that the Friends’ Social Day Service will be hosting another MacMillan coffee morning on September the 30th between 10.00 and 12.00. Please come along if you can, £1.50 will get you coffee and cake and after that all donations are welcome. Jane Hayward (SDS Manager)