Friends of Holy Cross

Friends of Holy Cross

The Friends of Holy Cross Hospital aim to raise money for important and much valued items, which help to support patients and enhance their quality of life.

How funds are raised

Subscription

Friends pay an annual subscription of £20 per year with many choosing to supplement the suggested amount.

As a Friend, you will receive a newsletter twice a year and will be invited to attend a number of fundraising events organised by the Friends’ Committee. 

To become a Friend, please complete a membership form.

Support a fundraising event

Throughout the year the Friends organise a number of fundraising events and activities. These include musical evenings, golf days, sponsored walks, tennis tournaments, quiz nights and concerts.

Dates for your diary

9 June — AGM

The Friends of Holy Cross AGM at 7pm in the Living Room at Holy Cross.

12 June — Sponsored walk

Starting at 10.30 at Crown Court car park, Godalming, walking along the banks of the river Wey to The Wayside in Guilford for lunch and back again.  All Friends and friends of Friends are invited to join in the walk and raise sponsorship. If you would like to join in, please email bill.khurshid@gmail.com so lunch can be pre-booked.

13 September — Golf Day

To join in or contribute raffle prizes please contact Phil on phil.craig0@gmail.com

30 September — Tennis Tournament

A tennis tournament of 6-8 players per court, on courts in and around Godalming and Haslemere, followed by lunch all together at a venue to be confirmed. Interested? Please contact Marie-Claire Wilson; marieclaire.wilson@btinternet.com.

19 November — Winemans Bluff at Northchapel Village Hall

A return of this popular and fun evening, tasting wine and deciding which of the panel is telling the truth about the wine.  The ticket price includes supper and the tasted wines.  Further details to follow. To reserve your ticket email sue.j.mitchell@btinternet.com.

How funds are used

The Friends have raised thousands of pounds, which has enabled the:

  • Upgrade of the bathrooms at the holiday cottage in Selsey.
  • Donation of money towards the treehouse.
  • Regular replacement of the Hospital’s two ambulances. The ambulances are used to take patients on excursions.
  • Donation of money towards the installation of Wi-Fi in all areas of the Hospital.
  • Creation of a sensory room and the purchase of specialist technology such as a ‘Magic Mirror’ which has enabled some of the most disabled patients to communicate and interact.
  • Construction of a senses garden to help patients to connect with their surroundings and other people.
  • Building of a wheelchair-friendly woodland trail.
  • Purchase of equipment such as a special treatment couch, standing hoist, a blood gas analyser and a mobile arm support.
  • The Friends funded the installation of piped oxygen and suction to all patient rooms.

The Friends donate several thousand pounds a year towards an amenity fund which is used to finance the running costs of the minibuses, provide music and art materials for the patients and tools and equipment for the patients’ gardening club. 

News from the Friends

Friends donate a new ambulance to Holy Cross

Tennis fundraiser

Friends raise money at quiz night

Recognition for charity fundraiser

Game set match

Runner helps make music

A musical celebration

Hospital receives new minibus

Friends fund new patient transport

 

Our Patients' Stories

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