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An update on Small Acts of Friendship from Friends Trustee Chris Rendel: When Small Acts of Friendship was launched in 2017, all we had was a vision, a fundraising target, and one person, Paola O’Sullivan, the newly hired coordinator. Today we have a team of 15, mostly volunteers, offering hairdressing, hand massage, befriending, poetry, art, music and even sing alongs to pat ...

Children from Hove Junior School and St Andrews Primary School visited the Elderly Care Wards at Royal Sussex County Hospital to hand out Christmas Gift Bags. The children had collected and filled the bags with small gifts as part of the Small Acts of Friendship campaign - a unique programme to help elderly patients retain dignity, social activity, mobility and well-bein ...

Friends Trustee John Austin reflects on the recent Budget Who pays for care and who cares for the carers? These questions have been hotly debated over the past 20 years, but after successive reports, Green Papers, White Papers, Independent Inquiries and a Royal Commission are we any nearer a sustainable solution? After years of cuts and increasing demand it would be churlish ...

Thank you so much to the fantastic teams who competed in the Charity Quiz organised by Cardens Accountants in Hove. We had a great time taking part and have now received a generous donation of £2559.08 towards Small Acts of Friendship. This donation will be used to fund hairdressing, hand massage and daily newspapers for patients on the Elderly Care Wards at Royal S ...

With Halloween 🎃 and Bonfire night 🎇 behind us, thoughts turn to Christmas🎄. We are delighted to be selling Christmas cards designed by local artists, with a local theme. Our cards this year are 'Echoes of Brighton',  Diversity City', and 'Brighton Starlight'. We think they nicely cover our wonderful City. Packs are on sale from Reception Desks at the Royal Sussex County ...

Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals has been chosen as a Local Cause by the Co-Op to support the charity’s work with Small Acts of Friendship. If you have a Co-Op membership Card please can you register this online and scroll down to ‘Choose A Local Cause’. You will need to scroll down again to select ‘Find Other Causes’ and from a choice of causes you can select Small Ac ...

Chantal (Cat) De Casanove has been appointed Shop Manager at the Friends Shop. "This is a wonderful charity that raises money for causes very close to my heart.  The shop plays a huge part in helping to raise that money and I am delighted to be the new Shop manager". Cat will be responsible for all aspects of the management of the Shop including responsibility for the sta ...

When Philip Rankin and his partner Matt got married, they decided to do something special. Instead of wedding gifts, they asked for donations to be split equally between two charities: Hope Malawi and our Small Acts of Friendship campaign. Thanks to the generosity of Philip and Matt's family and friends, Small Acts of Friendship has received a boost of £656.14, bringing our fu ...

Each year Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals commission a local artist to design a unique Christmas Card. We are inviting artists to submit ideas for 2018.The design must reflect / represent Brighton & Hove in some way.  Size: Cards are printed either as a 12.5cm square, or as a 10cm x 15cm card either landscape or portrait and are usually full colour. They are sold ...

     We are delighted to say that our newly refurbished Friends Shop at 95 St James's Street is back open for business. We love the new carpet and the stock arrangement and the customer feedback has been very positive. The access to the shop is much easier, especially for people in wheelchairs. Please do come in and have a look. ...

Thank you for the exciting and beneficial equipment you have funded. The Motomed Viva 2 brings additional therapy to the acute stroke patients at the hospital, encouraging early return of activity in the affected limb whilst avoiding side effects related to lack of immobility such as muscle wastage and reduced cardio-vascular endurance.

Charlotte Hunt Neuro Physiotherapist Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, RSCH

A big thank you for your kind donation of high back chairs. They will be of great benefit to our Park Centre patients who struggle to get out of the low back chairs.

Lisa Thomas-Brooks, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

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