The Friends were happy to assist with refurbishing the ‘Day Room’ in Ward 8 at Good Hope and allocated £3500 to create a more relaxed and comfortable environment for patients. Stephanie Thomas, the Ward Manager wanted a room which would encourage patients to mobilise and take part in group activities. The friends provided a Television and aerial, 4 Recliner Arm Chairs, a Dining Table & Chairs plus some artwork, board games and ornaments. Stephanie and her team are delighted with the result and it is being used to benefit of the patients as an aid to their recovery.
The Friends are please to announce that a new batch of pictures by the Knowle Art Group is now on display in the Treatment Centre at Good Hope Hospital. All pictures are available to buy and the friends receive a commission on all sales which is used to help improve the patient experience by funding extras which are not part of the NHS provision. If you are attending to visit the hospital take a few minutes to view exhibition, we hope it will brighten your day.
The Friends are delighted to announce an exhibition of work by ‘Petra Rohr-Rouendaal’ which is now on display in the treatment centre. Make a point of stopping by if you are visiting the hospital, all pieces are available to buy and the Friends receive a commission on all sales. If you see a piece you must have, not only will you be buying a source of ongoing please, you will also be helping the hospital and the patients. If you would like to take a further look at any of Petra’s work please see the link attached here: https://artworkbypetra.com/
Following our January meeting, the Friends are extremely pleased to welcome new member ‘Bob Green’ to the team. Bob lives in Lichfield and has been a regular user of the hospital. He is eager to give something back and we look forward to working with him at future fundraising events. It will also be good to have another male member on the team. The Friends would also like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to the staff working at the Harvester on Boldmere road, for being so generous in allowing us to use their facilities to hold our meetings in over the past few months. We continually receive fantastic hospitality and a warm welcome and are looking forward to another visit to his lovely facility.
The Friends of Good Hope had another successful collection at Sainsbury’s local, Walsall road last weekend, raising much needed funds to improve the patient experience at Good Hope Hospital. Once again, we were humbled by the generosity of the Sainsbury’s customers and are delighted to have raised £519 pounds within just two days. A massive thank you to all who donated, to the staff at Sainsbury’s who were as welcoming as ever and to all members of the FOGH team who gave up some of their free time to help out with fundraising. We look forward to future collections throughout the year and to meeting more of you in future.
The Friends of Good Hope would like to thank everyone involved in the Christmas carol service at Halls Garden Centre in December. It was a fantastic event, with a great turn out and due to the generosity of the customers of ‘Halls Garden Room’ we managed to raise over £100 for Good Hope Hospital, which was most appreciated. We would also like to give a big thank you to the staff at Hall’s garden for being so welcoming and accommodating and also to the ‘B Natural’ choir who were fabulous. Hopefully we can recreate something as magical again this coming festive season and we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Tie a wish for a loved one on the ‘Friends Christmas Wishing Tree’ in the Treatment Centre at Good Hope Hospital, £1 donation requested per wish, please use the tags provided. The target is to have 100 wishes on the tree by Christmas Eve.
The Friends were hard at work over 3 days last weekend selling raffle tickets for the superb hamper which was put up by the manager. The fund raising team were stretched to the limit doing around 10 hours per day. The generosity of Sainsburys customers made it all worthwhile with a record £1400 being raised – a heartfelt thanks on behalf of the patients of Good Hope to everybody who purchased a ticket. The winning ticket was drawn on the Sunday night and the lucky winner, Emma, presented with the hamper on Monday afternoon.
With the support of the Halls Management the Friends have organised a Carol Service by the ‘B Natural’ A Cappella Choir starting at 4pm in the Garden Room, Halls Garden Centre. This is a fund raising event for Good Hope Hospital, make it a date to sample their wonderful homemade cakes at the Garden Room and get it in to the festive spirit