Record fundraising at hospital

Margaret Veal receives her Diamond Champion pin
Margaret Veal receives her Diamond Champion pin

The Bridgnorth Hospital League of Friends saw a record breaking rise in donations and fundraising efforts last year, despite the economic gloom. “This demonstrates the great support from the public for the hospital and the work of the League” commented Chairman Brian Mayhew-Smith.

“The League of Friends has been able to purchase a new set of training stairs and a cardio explorer (exercise bike) for the Physiotherapy Department and a bilirubinometer for the Maternity Unit. Hospital Manager Rachel Mole reports that new services in the Day Surgery Unit are going well, with gynaecology and urology -including cystoscopy and gallstone treatment – is now available at the hospital.”

The League will be saying ‘thank you’ to Margaret Bray, who retires as Hospital Convenor in April; she will be replaced in this role by Jenny Haynes, but will remain active in the League.

Margaret is ‘Diamond Champion’

Vice Chairman of the League of Friends, Mrs Margaret Veal, has been chosen from over 4500 nominees to become one of only 60 regional ‘Diamond Champions’ in recognition of the outstanding and long serving work she has done as a volunteer, and her commitment to the community of Bridgnorth. Margaret, who featured as a What’s What! local hero in 2009, is a founder member of the League of Friends, since its inception 53 years ago. Cannon Sharon Palmer MBE, presented Margaret with a diamond champion’s pin commissioned by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, patrons of the WRVS national service.

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