Volunteers Recognised with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of Crowborough Hospital are today 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 Award itself will be formally presented in Crowborough by Mr Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex (the Queen’s representative) in September.

This prestigious award recognises a wide range of excellent work by volunteers, both past and present, over many years. Their work includes running the Social Day Service (where they support socially isolated individuals), fundraising in the annual fete and other events, regularly staffing the Crowborough Hospital Shop, and not least, manning the two Friends’ Ambulances that support the Day Centre at the Hospital with patient transport.

The Friends of Crowborough Hospital are keen to recruit new volunteers who can bring a range of skills and enthusiasm to the work of the charity. In particular there are opportunities for volunteers to head up events management and other types of fundraising that contribute importantly towards continued financial security for the work of the charity.

Prospective volunteers can contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or visit our website for more information on the work of the Friends at www.foch.org.uk

The Friends of Crowborough Hospital’s Evening Reception and AGM for 2017 is being held at the Hospital Day Centre on Thursday 29th June at 7.30 pm, and members of the public are welcome to attend.

For More information, please contact either:

Richard Hallett MBE   Vice-President

     07831 116767

Chantal Wilson DL      Chair of Trustees

   07927 239326