Following government advice the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have had to cancel all fund-raising events until the middle of July.
Our main concern at this time is our volunteers’ and supporters’ health and safety, which is why we have made the decision to close the Friends Radiotherapy Café with immediate effect and the Friends Flower Shop, from Saturday 21 March 2020. The Trust made the decision to suspend the ward trolley services last week. The Friends Shop is going to be open for reduced hours; we continue to follow Government and Trust advice and acknowledge that this might need to change.
The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital are here to support the Eastbourne DGH, its staff, patients and visitors; we will strive to do this at this difficult time. As soon as we are able to, we will start arranging an autumn programme of events and hope that the people of Eastbourne continue to support us in the same generous way they always have.
We are still fund-raising for the Eastbourne DGH and this year’s special project, which is to raise £430,000 to Make Radiology Digital and we hope our members, volunteers, supporters and the general public will continue to support us.
The Eastbourne DGH needs the public’s support now more than ever before.
Dr Harry Walmsley
Registered Charity Number: 220592