Within Eastbourne DGH, teams of volunteers staff the Friends’ retail outlets. The shop manager is responsible for the Main Shop, Corner Shop, Radiotherapy Cafe and Trolley Services. All the profits from these sales go straight into the Charity’s funds.
Major funds come from bequests, legacies, generous donations, fundraising and membership fees and each year the Friends Trustees agree to fund several hundred thousand pounds of equipment plus the adoption of a one or two year major project.
Over the life of the Charity many millions of pounds have been donated to the Eastbourne hospitals – almost 8 million in the last 10 years alone.
Our members hold regular events including summer open gardens and coffee mornings which all help to boost the income. Recycling also brings in funds and we welcome clean milk bottle tops and inkjet cartridges as well as used postage stamps, postcards and old coins.
For more information on how you can help pick up a Hospitality Magazine at our information boards at Eastbourne DGH or contact the Friends’ Office on (01323) 749503 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org