Last Night of the Proms Revisited

What a splendid evening we had. A good turn out and an am amazing show that was enjoyed by all.

Generous help for Bodmin Hospital from the National Grid

At the Annual General meeting of Bodmin Hospital League of Friends on Wednesday 16th November Peter Bray, who is a member of the National Grid Benevolent Fund, handed a cheque for £1000 to BHLF Chairman Susie Gore.

Said Mr Bray: “Due to the very nature of what the National Grid do – connecting people to the energy we all use – the National Grid is at the heart of communities and each year we make significant charitable donations to community organisations and charities in areas where National Grid’s work is impacting on local people. This year we are delighted to be able to present this cheque to Bodmin Hospital League of Friends who support the hospital, its staff and patients in all they do, a hospital which is not only for Bodmin, it serves people county wide as do we.”

Mr Peter Bray of the National Grid Benevolent Fund presents a cheque for £1,000 to Mrs Susie Gore, Chairman of Bodmin Hospital League of Friends

Very welcome donation from the ‘Welcome Stranger’

The well known and loved local eatery owner, Lester Bale, presented Susie Gore, Chairman of Bodmin Hospital League of Friends, with a massive £656 at the Bodmin Hospital Fete.

Lester, who has himself spent a fair amount of time as a patient in the hospital, is the owner of the Welcome Stranger Fish & Chip Shop in Lanivet and it was there that he held a Bingo session a few weeks ago to raise this money to say thank you to the staff for the wonderful treatment he received there.

In the picture with Lester are L-R: Ann Gregan, BHLF Secretary and previous fete organiser, Susie Gore and Jessica Finnemore wh ohas taken over as Fete Organiser 

Lostwithiel Young Farmers Donate £2,000

On a rainy, blustery first day of the Royal Cornwall Show the Lostwithiel Young Farmers presented a cheque for £2,000 to Bodmin Hospital League of Friends after a wait of two years because of Covid. This money was specifically to be used by the Woodfield Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in recognition of the amazing treatment one of the local farmers had received there – they raised this from the sale of pumpkins, manure and various other activities.  In the picture, in front of the Bodmin Hospital League of Friends’ stand at the show are: L-R: Jessica Finnemore, BHLF Fete organiser; Tony Gregan, BHLF Trustee; accepting the cheque is Sarah Howard, Speech & Language Therapy Assistant on the WRSU; Nurse Sharon Bonney; presenting the cheque is Callum Stephen who was Chairman of the Lostwithiel YFC in October 2020 and Ann Gregan, Secretary BHLF with several members of the Young Farmers Club in the front row.

Bodmin Hospital League of Friends work to raise funds to supply services and equipment for the staff and patients at the hospital which is not supplied by the NHS. Said BHLF Chairman Susie Gore: ”This is such a wonderful donation from a marvellous, hard working group of young people and we are forever grateful to them.”

Photo: by Adrian Jasper.

The Friends Receive ‘Team Spirit’ Award

Bodmin Hospital League of Friends were thrilled and delighted to receive the Team Spirit Award in the Bodmin Town Council Community Volunteer Awards. A framed Scroll was presented to Chairman Susie Gore by outgoing Mayor Jeremy Cooper at a ceremony in St Petroc’s Church on Thursday 19th May. 

In accepting the award Susie said that Bodmin Hospital League of Friends (initially just called the Friends of Bodmin Hospital) began twenty years ago this month to coincide with the opening of the new hospital and she paid tribute, not just to the committee and supporters of today but to everyone over those past years who have contributed so much to its work. Susie thanked Bodmin Town Council for its unfailing support to the league of friends and she also thanked the wonderful staff at the hospital for all they do for the patients in their care.

BHLF Chairman, Susie Gore, receives the award from the outgoing mayor, Jeremy Cooper.

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