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 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)

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 […]

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 […]