2024 Fete

Unfortunately this year’s fete, which had been scheduled for 22nd June, has had to be postponed because the site – Fair Park in Westheath Avenue is under repair – circumstances beyond anyone’s control and has been rescheduled for 14th September 2024

Open Garden

The Lodge, Fletcher’s Bridge, 13th and 14th April, 2024

Bodmin Hospital League of Friends was delighted to be invited again by Tony Ryde and James Wilson to provide light lunches and teas for their ‘annual’ opening of their beautiful garden, The Lodge, over a weekend in mid April.  The garden opens under the umbrella of the National Garden Scheme  but BHLF keeps the refreshment monies for itself.   We were able to sit in the courtyard of The Lodge as the wind had dropped away (well sort of) and happily the sun shone on and off, actually more on than off, especially on the Saturday which gave that day’s teas a rather ‘Garden Party’ feel as everyone just appreciated being able to sit in the open, sample the delicious treats on offer, and chat about the amazing trees and shrubs that were in bloom in the garden.

A fabulous sum of £580 was taken for the teas and refreshments and BHLF is delighted with that result.

Snowdrop weekend at Pencarrow provides great support for Bodmin Hospital

The Friends of Pencarrow and the Molesworth-St Aubyn Family invited Bodmin Hospital League of Friends to be one of the charities to benefit from Snowdrop Weekend this year. Over the weekend of 10th and 11th February, BHLF had the Saturday and Wadebridge Concern the Sunday, and both charities were given the Old Servants Hall in which to raise funds. BHLF did hot drinks with biscuits, Tombola and a Home produce stall and raised around £380 on the day. Takings on the gate were divided equally between Friends of Pencarrow, Wadebridge Concern and the Bodmin Hospital League of Friends and cheques of £1500 were presented to each charity at the Friends of Pencarrow AGM on 6th March. On accepting the BHLF cheque, Chairman, Susie Gore thanked both the Friends of Pencarrow, the Molesworth-St Aubyn family and the staff of Pencarrow, saying how appropriate that in the year of the loss of Iona, Lady Molesworth-St Aubyn who had been President of BHLF and a very active member of the committees of both BHLF and before that St Lawrences Hospital, that BHLF should be invited to the Snowdrop weekend and raise such a fantastic amount for their funds to enable them to supply services and equipment for the staff and patients at the hospital which are not supplied by the NHS.

L-R: Shirley Kent, Chairman of Friends of Pencarrow, Susie Gore and Peter Brandreth, Treasurer of Friends of Pencarrow.