Almost £13,000 was raised at this year’s Crowborough Hospital Fête on Bank Holiday Monday despite the lower turnout because of the heatwave.
Stalls included bric-a-brac, collectables, clothes, toys, games, books, plants and flowers, cakes and a children’s corner which included entertainment by Jimmy the Jester. Teas and cakes served in the hospital Day Centre were very popular on the day and in the outside areas hot food and, mercifully, ice creams were available.
Roger Bishop of the Friends of Crowborough Hospital praised the exceptional effort of the volunteer stallholders:
The fete was another great success despite the sweltering weather which I feel sure kept some people away, or meant they headed south towards the beaches.
The annual fête is the Friends’ biggest fundraising activity during the year. The money raised will go towards providing equipment and services that support patients and to fund the Social Day Centre which the Friends’ pay for completely, including staff salaries.
Earlier this year the Friends made a £160,000 donation that paid for new x-ray equipment at Crowborough Hospital.
Photos courtesy of Russell Wakefield, Friends of Crowborough Hospital