Over £4,500 raised to support Crowborough Hospital

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Organisers of the Pop-Up Fete & Craft Fair at Crowborough Hospital on Monday have thanked residents for making the event a resounding success.

cake staff WI Hospital pop-up fete 2021

The cake stall provided by Crowborough Vale WI

More than 500 people attended Crowborough Hospital and over £4,500 was raised for the Friends of Crowborough Hospital. The funds will provide valuable support for the staff who have worked so hard during the pandemic to keep the hospital working best they can, and for new equipment to make the care they provide easier and better delivered.

Raffle-ticket sales on the day took the raffle total to over £1,700.

Kay Moss (who currently chairs the Friend’s Trustee Committee) said she was absolutely delighted:

The attendance and money raised was better than we could have hoped for, and the funds raised exceeded our expectations for the scaled-down event. We are so grateful for such strong support.

Kay Moss
Jigsaws and books proved as popular as ever

Long-time existing stalls such as jigsaws and books proved as popular as ever, raising around £1,000 between them. The cake stall (provided by Crowborough Vale WI) sold out by 3pm raising nearly £500 towards the total.

The Craft Fair was organised by the Sewing Crow-Bees who in addition to providing their own “pop-up” stall, invited genuine local hand-made craft makers to take part.

The Day Centre was transformed with a ‘Covid-sensible’ one-way system in place. This worked well and allowed 500 people to safely visit the stalls.

The Hospital Shop just inside the main entrance was open, with extra tables laid-out in front of the building. Organisers have said that helped to attract enough attention to sell over £300 worth of goods – a record for a single day.

One of the craft stalls in the Day Centre

The Friends would like to thank Morrisons and Waitrose for providing ingredients and refreshments; and local businesses, Prosperity IFA and Redshield Chartered Accountants, for their generous donation of cash prizes for raffle. A mention is also well-deserved for the “young volunteers” who gave up their time to help with “marshalling duties”.

For more information about fundraising activities and donations see the Friends of Crowborough Hospital’s website.

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