News from 2016
The Hillmorton Community Choir entertained supporters of the Friends of St Cross at a cuppa and craft event.
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.
Just one month after announcing the Friends project for 2017 the Charity has already raised £5,750 towards the £80,000 target!!
Children from Bilton C of E Junior School teamed up with members of the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore and the Friends of St Cross to plant 5,000 crocus corms at the Hospital in support of Rotary International’s Purple4Polio campaign.
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.
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.
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.
The Friends have extended their support of the Friends Blood Taking Unit with the donation of a vein viewer.
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.
The Dermatology Service delivered at the Hospital of St Cross is expanding.
The Friends of St Cross have recently donated an Oxford Stand Aid for use by patients who have undergone Medical Rehabilitation in Oak Ward and are soon to be discharged home.
Patients undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation can now use upgraded treadmills as part of their exercise programme at the Hospital of St Cross.
On the 21st April Rugby’s Mayor attended a Flower Arranging Demonstration at Castle Farm, Woolscott.
The Friends of St Cross Summer Ball broke the fundraising records for the annual back tie event organised and hosted by Tracey Lennard and her great team.
The Friends of St Cross have donated a special set of scales for weighing babies attending the Children’s Outpatients Unit at the hospital.
The Rugby Male Voice Choir Spring Concert held in May was an extremely enjoyable evening with a varied programme guaranteed which got the audience's feet tapping and singing.
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.