During 2018, in addition to responses to requests for items of equipment for wards and departments across the hospital, we have been pleased to part sponsor the NUH Volunteer Long Service Awards held on 6th June at the Crowne Plaza hotel. We have also part sponsored NUH Staff Long Service Awards, and the Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards. All of these events are a wonderful celebration of the work of the exceptionally committed and skilled staff working across the NUH.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS are held once per month on Tuesday evenings, when donations received and requests made for support are discussed, as well as ideas and arrangements for fund-raising and other activity.

Our AGM was held on 9th October 2018, when our main speaker, Laura Skaife-Knight, Director of Communications and External Relations, gave a very comprehensive overview of developments within NUH.

As a new fundraising activity, in April we ran a QUIZ at the Salvation Army Hall in Arnold. This was an extremely successful event. Funds raised were used to support items requested by the City Hospital Stroke Unit.

The annual LACE MARKET THEATRE event was held on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 7.30 pm. Tickets were sold out for a performance of Rough Crossing by Tom Stoppard, and another most enjoyable evening. We shall be selling tickets for a performance of Stepping Out on 23rd July 2019.

Our SUMMER LUNCH WITH SPEAKER on 7th August 2018 was a great success. The speaker, Paul Newham, gave a most interesting and entertaining presentation taking us through “The Streets of London” via the monopoly board. We plan to repeat this event, same speaker different subject, in August 2019. More information to follow.

The ANNUAL CONCERT will be held on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at Arnold Methodist Church and we look forward to another varied performance of music and prose from the BLUECOAT CHOIR. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased from Barbara McDonald, tel: 0115 975 7800 or bmcdonald351@btinternet.com.

Links:

www.attend.org.uk (National Association of League of Friends)

City Hospital main website

Charity Commission website