Archive for February, 2011

Whitchurch Hospital in the Snow

February 7th, 2011

Here are two photos of the back of the Hospital in the snow we had before Christmas.

The Medical Quarters

The Medical Quarters

The Old Post Graduate Centre

The Old Post Graduate Center

League of Friends of Whitchurch Hospital

February 7th, 2011

The League of Friends was formed over forty years ago to help patients, former patients and the staff of Whitchurch Hospital and the relevant Community settings in the whole of Cardiff and the Vale.

The aim of the League down the years has been to support patients by providing home comforts and facilities which would otherwise not be available to them. For some patients Whitchurch Hospital has been their ‘home’ for a long time. At one time the League purchased several minibuses which enabled patients to go on day trips accompanied by staff. (One minibus is still in service). In more recent times the League has contributed towards the cost of coach hire so that patients, again accompanied by staff, could enjoy a holiday together, who would otherwise never be able to afford this ‘luxury’. We have bought televisions, video and DVD players, game boys and games, puzzles, music and art supplies to stimulate and entertain patients. We have bought and constantly refurbish snooker tables, as they are very popular. Very useful tools are Wii games consoles which encourage elderly patients to exercise and improve their fitness levels. We have provided garden furniture, paintings, soft furnishings to make the place more homely; the list is endless and over the past forty years the League has donated well over £300,000.

We fund these requests by holding jumble sales, a Spring and a Christmas Fayre, hold an annual street collection. In 2008 we held two stores collections at Asda and Morrison’s which proved very successful. For these fund raising events we call upon willing helpers, including patients, to help our cause. We have recently introduced concerts into our fund raising repertoire. These have been very popular and successful and we are considering future events of this nature. We are always looking for new ways to raise funds for this deserving Charity and although we are a small Committee, we are lucky to have the support of other League members who help at the above fund raising events.

However, we are all getting older and are in need of fresh blood. If anyone has a few hours of time to spare to help this marvellous cause, please contact either Roger Thomas, Treasurer, on 20655633 or Helga Evans, Secretary, on 20657914.

Jumble Sales are on Wednesdays, 23rd February 2011 and 26th October 2011, doors open at 1.30pm in Ty Canol at Whitchurch Hospital

The Spring Fayre is on Saturday, 16th April 2011, doors open at 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, on Church Road, Whitchurch and the Christmas Fayre is Saturday, 26th November 2011, time and venue as above.

A two day Book Fayre is planned for the 25th & 26th of February 2011 at St Mary’s Church Hall, Old Church Road, Whitchurch and the date for our annual street collection in many areas of Cardiff is the 4th June 2011.

Thanks to Helga Evans for this post