Once again we have received tremendous support from all corners of the community such as this donation from the Kalyan Yoga Centre which was supplemented by personal donations from members of the Hindu Community in memory of relatives who had recently passed away. 


Just one month after announcing the Friends project for 2017 the Charity has already raised £5,750 towards the £80,000 target!! 


Staff working at the Friends Blood Taking Unit at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby have celebrated the first anniversary of the department.

Debra and Hyrum Platt recently came to the Orchard Centre to meet and tell Jenny Hammond, Community Children’s Nurse what a difference the monitor donated by the Friends has made to their lives.

Thanks to the support and generosity of the many holders of savings accounts which support the Friends of St Cross, the Charity has received another massive donation from Coventry Building Society.

The Charity was overjoyed to have been nominated as finalists for both the Team of the Year and the Rugby’s Pride Awards at Coombe Abbey on Friday 6th May and then to go on and win the Team of the Year was the icing on the cake for a memorable two years.


The Dermatology Service delivered at the Hospital of St Cross is expanding.

Staff from Mulberry Ward gathered together to thank the Friends of St Cross for a number of donations which will make a real difference to the patient rehabilitation experience on Oak and Mulberry Wards.


In 2017, the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby will be the first in Warwickshire to offer a new service for patients with sleep disorders.

The Friends have donated a second piece of diagnostic equipment costing £5,000 that enables the expansion of a service for patients with some sleeping disorders to be delivered from the Hospital of St Cross.

A new computer system which helps stimulate elderly patients has been donated by the Friends for use on Hoskyn Ward and in the Bluebell Lounge at the Hospital of St Cross.


On Monday 25th April another 40 supporters dined at the Romna Restaurant in Albert St and enjoyed an excellent meal laid on by restaurant owner Zahed Siddique and his team.