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


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.

How funds are used

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

  • Regular replacement of the Hospital’s two minibuses. The minibuses 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 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. 

Dates for your diary

Saturday 23 November

Wineman’s Bluff at Northchapel Village Hall

Thank you to Roger and Anna Austin for agreeing to host this popular event. 

Roger (who has recently retired from Ellis Wines) will pick some interesting wines. Three members of a panel will then provide information about each bottle of wine in turn but only one of them will be telling the truth. Everyone gets to taste the wine and then each table has to decide which description is correct. 

News from the Friends

Tennis fundraiser

September newsletter

April newsletter

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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