Friends Book Table – Outside Main X-Ray

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This popular service is up and running until after Easter, lots of new titles available, if you have the time check it out and help fund additional facilities for patients. Book donations of good quality paperbacks are always welcome – just leave them under the table. If you have a large quantity let us know and we will collect.

New Paintings on Display

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If you are visiting the Treatment Centre at the hospital check out the new range of paintings that are on display and available to buy at reasonable prices. All are from established midlands artists who pay a hanging fee and donate 10% of every sale to the Friends Community Fund that is use to buy extras for patients to improve their hospital experience.

Dab Radios Presented

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The Friends have donated 4 DAB Radios to Wards 8, 9, 11 & 12 for use by patients who do not have ‘Smart Phones or Tablets’ This will make a big difference to radio lovers who have not been able to get their favourite stations on the Patientline System. The Radios are battery powered and take the standard headphones used in the hospital. Tony Cannon, Chair of the Friends said that supplying these radios fitted well with the Friends remit of improving the experience for Patients while in hospital.

Sainsbury’s Local – Walsall Road

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The team were out in force last weekend collecting to buy additional equipment for Good Hope. In total Sainsbury’s customers donated £830 and the generosity of their customers and the support from Emma and her staff is most appreciated. Our next collection weekend will be on the 17th & 18th February – come along and have a chat with us about the hospital, we look forward to seeing you.

Friends Art Exhibition – Updated

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A new selection of excellent paintings is now available from the Friends Art Exhibition in the Treatment Centre at Good Hope Hospital. If you are visiting make a point of viewing the display by popular artists. These paintings make excellent presents for friends and family – or just treat yourself to one for your own enjoyment.Prices are between £30 & £85 and 10% commission plus hanging fees goes to the Friends Community Fund to help provide a better hospital experience for patients and their families.

Sutton Coldfield EXPO Update

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The Friends in association with  the Good Hope Hospital Charity ran Tom Webster’s popular TomBola at EXPO today and greatly enjoyed meeting both old and new supporters including a visit from the Mayor, David Pears. The event raised over £150 for the hospital – it would have been more but, unfortunately, the rain came down at 3:00pm. This is the second year the Friends have had a stall and we would like to extend our appreciation to Mike Bushell and the BID for mounting the event – Also ‘Eventmen’ who set up the stalls and were most helpful when we arrived. We look forward to taking part again next year.

Sutton Expo 2017

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The friends are taking a stand at this popular community event again this year. It takes place next Saturday 30th September 2017 in The Parade and is organised by the Town Center BID It is sure to be a great family day out with plenty to do and see.

We will be running a Tombola and a Wheel of Fortune with great prizes for adults and children alike. If you are visiting make a point of stopping by to say hello. We are also hoping to recruit a few new volunteers to help us with our fund-raising events