new year began with a certain amount
of uncertainty as covid was still
causing problems and some restrictions
were still in place. We were, however,
back to be able to hold our meetings
in the hospital which was greatly
appreciated by the committee - albeit
still wearing our masks.
question of what fundraising we
would be able to do ourselves was
discussed at our first meeting,
when it was decided to defer the
decision to a later date when the
covid situation, would be more stable.
In the end though it was felt that
we could not hold our fete at the
hospital and moving it to another
venue was not really viable. However,
we did hold, on a beautiful day,
a very successful coffee morning
at Anne Russell's home overlooking
the sea at Porthleven raising nearly
£700, and we thank Anne for
her hospitality. We have been grateful
for donation to funds, in particular
from the True and Faithful Masonic
Lodge and the Tremayne family, raised
from a cricket match in memory of
a family member.
Many and varied requests were made
by the hospital for both medical
equipment and other more diverse
items which enhance the work of
the staff and the lives of the patients
- Sue will of course elaborate on
this in her report.
have provided funds to replace tools
and plants for the upkeep of the
sensory garden and we are grateful
to the Rotary Club of Helston/Lizard
for their support in keeping it
tidy. Wendy and Jo, Sandy and Moira
have recently planted shrubs and
bulbs which we will look forward
to seeing flowering in the spring.
links have been kept up by attendance
at various civic and town events
and I have to thank Ken for representing
us at several of these as I seemed
to be away whenever dates arose.
thanks go to the entire committee,
for with their support my role as
Chairman, has been far less daunting
than I envisaged. Special thanks
go to Wendy and Sue for the enormous
amount of work that they put in
behind the scenes, and to Helen
for keeping the League in the public
eye. Thanks to, to Anne for organising
the flower rota for the displays
in the reception area, and to all
her band of helpers. Maggie and
Jo for selling the Christmas Cards
in record time. One more person
who I must mention is our president,
Ken, who is so active in supporting
all we do.
are sadly losing two long standing
members at this AGM. Barbara Crabb,
who is not standing for re-election,
first joined the committee in 1994
and, having given nearly thirty
years service to the league now
feels it is time for her to retire.
Usually to be found supervising
the refreshments at the fete and
other events we will miss her greatly.
We also say goodbye to Lilias Chapman
who is resigning due to ill health.
Lilias has been a member for fifteen
years and we will miss her calm
words of wisdom at our meeting.
but no means least, thank you to
the wonderful staff of the hospital
because they ARE the hospital. Our
congratulations go to the nursing
team for their national award recognising
excellence in end of life care,
something that is being recognised
as more and more important.
you all for attending this afternoon
and showing your support for the
work of the League of Friends and
the hospital itself.
you all a happy and healthy Christmas
and best wishes for 2023.
for the direct benefit of the Hospital
totalled £10821 made up as
2 Oxford Prescene hoists and slings
- £6620; Crash trolley for
MIU - £1655; Companion benches,
parasols and bases for Sensory Garden
- £1500; Maintenance of the
Aquarium in Outpatients waiting
room - £546, Fridge for the
Jack Johns suite - £254 (Restricted
funds); Christmas presents for patients
- £175; Easter Eggs for patients
- £40, Oasis for silk flower
arrangements in reception - £31.