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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]