A POIGNANT project chronicling lockdown life in a Warwickshire town is continuing to raise vital funds for the Friends Sapphire Anniversary Appeal.

 

Rugby's rate of of confirmed Covid-19 infections and Covid-19 deaths has been below the national average - a fact one senior doctor has said is partially down to the hard work of volunteers in the area.

 

A new multi-faith prayer room has been opened at St Cross, offering patients and staff a space for moments of quiet contemplation and reflection.

 

We have provided 2 additional functional electrical stimulation devices for the Rugby Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team.

 

The local Masons lodges recognised that the lockdown has impacted many charities ability to raise funds and so the Friends were most grateful when Tracey Lennard, the Friends chair of Social Fundraising was contacted by her Salsa dance partner, Les Gill, who enquired how the charity was being impacted by the pandemic.

 

The Rugby PPE Response is asking for donations of material or funds to buy more material for scrubs for nurses and cloth face masks for the community!

 

The Rugby PPE Response has expanded dramatically over the last month and was outgrowing the space so generously provided by the Westside Medical Centre in Corporation Street and has moved to the Benn Partnership Centre.

 

A group of over 30 volunteers in Rugby have come together to produce and deliver 1029 face visors to nurses, paramedics and care staff in Rugby by the 22nd of April!

 

The Friends of St Cross and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust Festive Befriending Initiative has been hailed as a success by patients, staff and volunteers from across the community.

 

The Friends of St Cross have received another fantastic donation from Coventry Building Society, thanks to the support and generosity of its members.

 

The Friends of St. Cross and UHCW NHS Trust are launching a joint appeal for volunteers to visit and befriend patients in the Hospital of St. Cross over the festive season.

 

A new specialist service in Rugby is helping to diagnose and treat the 20% or more of the adult population who suffer from sleep disorders.

 

Outpatient Hysteroscopy examinations are now being provided in Rugby thanks to an equipment donation from the Friends of St Cross.

 

The Rugby Philharmonic Choir and the Jaguar Land Rover Band gave a fabulous performance at the 3rd Gala Charity Concert organised by the Friends and the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore.

 

A long serving volunteer has been given a fitting send off after helping to make a difference for more than a decade.