One of the last donations of equipment made in 2014 was a set of arthroscopy instruments which are used to help stabilise shoulder joints during surgery.
On Thursday 4th December Friends Committee Members, Tracey Lennard and Kathryn Lawrence decorated a tree for the Festival of Christmas Trees at St Andrews Church.
On the 7th of December Willy Goldschmidt, his daughter Amy, great niece Esther and Bella, the family Scottie, dressed up in Santa suits to take part in the Jingle Jog at Ryton Pools and raised £1008, including Gift Aid, for the Appeal.
The team was known as Bella’s Buddies and they were delighted with the support they received - and that it did not rain!
2014’s Christmas Raffle was drawn, in Out Patients in the Hospital of St Cross on Friday 19th December, and exceeded all hopes and expectations by raising a staggering £2,727, which is approximately 3 times the average amount achieved in recent years.
The Friends of St Cross have donated a special hospital bed which can be adjusted to suit the needs of taller and heavier patients.
On Sunday 7th December , three supporters and their dog completed the 5k UHCW Charity Jingle Jog at Ryton Pools and have raised £840 so far in aid of the Appeal.
On Saturday 22nd November 2014 representatives of the Friends of St Cross attended Rugby Town FC’s game with Leighton Town to announce changes to the Blue Chip Lottery that mean that the Charity now receives even more from the scheme.