The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital held their Cream Tea and Summer Fair raising £3,410 to support the Eastbourne DGH and for the 2019 Special Project to equip the hospital’s newly enlarged Urology Investigation Suite.
Visitors to the Cream Tea enjoyed scones donated by Colin Taylor of Shades Bistro with tea poured from the pots John McCutchan of Arlington Bluebell Walk, who kindly lent them for the afternoon. Local supermarkets: Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s all gave donations to support the event providing tea, coffee, cream, jam, milk etc for the teas. Flowers Green Plants, Boreham Mill, Stone Cross Nursery and Lime Cross donated hundreds of plants to the plant stall providing a beautiful display. The plants left at the end of the day will be on sale at the FoEH Open Gardens – the next garden is at Folkington Place on Wednesday 19 June from 10.30 am – 4.00 pm. Musical entertainment for the Cream Tea guests was provided by two very popular local groups: Melodie and Scarlet Impact and Ruth Foster played the harp. Two Second Pevensey Guides joined the waitressing team, helping to clear tables and looking after the guests. The kitchen team and waitresses worked very hard all afternoon serving scones and delicious homemade cakes, all of which were donated by some very skilled individuals and Badgers Tea Rooms.
Visitors also enjoyed browsing the many stalls at the Summer Fair, which were both inside the hall, in the garden and at the front of the venue. The success of the event is thanks to the visitors and the hard work of all the volunteers, too numerous to mention but whose contribution to the success of the day was much appreciated.
The Summer Raffle was drawn at the Cream Tea with the lucky winner walking away with £100 cash. There were ten other great prizes donated by local businesses. Please see the Friends Website for full information. The Friends would like to thank all those who supported the raffle by donating a prize or buying a ticket and helping to raise £2,826.