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Friends of the Conquest give £260,000 to Hospital
The Friends of the Conquest charity have announced that in their 25th anniversary year in 2015-16 they gave the Hospital a record £260,000 for vital new equipment, facilities and services for patients and their families and other visitors.
This takes the total amount the Friends have raised and donated since their formation in 1990 to a tremendous £2million, which has made an enormous difference to the quality of care that the Hospital is able to provide to the 400,000 people it serves.
The Friends run the main shop and flower shop at the Conquest, which together produced an impressive net profit of £62,000 in the 12 month period to June 2016. The Friends rely almost entirely on voluntary help and donations, including the all important legacies, and are enormously grateful to those members of the community who support them.
They would warmly welcome more volunteers and donors to consider providing their help to sustain and boost awareness of this very deserving and important local charity.
Bill Hamilton, Chairman of the Friends, said: ‘It has been a rewarding milestone year for everyone involved with the Friends, and we are delighted to have been able to continue to play a significant role at the Conquest. Working in partnership with the Hospital management and staff we have exciting plans to celebrate the Conquest’s own 25th anniversary in 2017’.
Dr Adrian Bull, Chief Executive of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust which manages the Conquest, commented: ‘We greatly value the substantial support we receive from the Friends every year, which helps us to provide the best possible service for everyone visiting the Hospital’.
For further information please contact the Friends Office on 01424 755820