Charge Nurse Francis Millan and Healthcare Assistant Jodie Insley with the tools


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.

Deputy Mayor Richard Dodd, Tracey Lennard and Kathryn Lawrence


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.

Bella’s Buddies family photo: L-R Esther Hartopp, Amy Davison and Willy Goldschmidt.


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!

Kathryn Lawrence, Richard Dodd, Chrysanda Gilbert, Doris Froggatt, Santa and Heather Green standing next to the raffle prizes


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.

June Witcomb and Alan Wiggins at the Friends' tombola stall


The fund raising drive for the Diamond Jubilee Appeal continues with another superb event organised by Tracey Lennard and her fundraising sub-committee.

The friends receiving a cheque for £1700


On Monday 24th November Heather Green and Willy Goldschmidt attended the AGM of the Warwickshire Women’s Bowls Association and were presented with a cheque for £1,700.

Nurse Claudio Fazi with the new bed


The Friends of St Cross have donated a special hospital bed which can be adjusted to suit the needs of taller and heavier patients.

The new chairs should add a touch of comfort in the urgent care centre


The Friends of St Cross have donated four new chairs which will help to improve the patient experience at the Urgent Care Centre.

The Mayor and Santa were among those present


On Saturday the 15th November, the Friends held a Christmas Bazaar at Arnold House in the town centre and the appeal fund is rapidly closing in on halfway to its initial target of raising at least £60,000!

Bella's buddies, dedicated to raising money for the cause


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.

The friends at the Rugby Town FC


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.

The Friends receiving a large cheque


Thanks to the support and generosity of the many holders of the St Cross Saver Account the Friends of St Cross have received another massive donation from the Coventry Building Society.