The Annual Spring Fayre took place at the hospital on Saturday 4th June when the League of Friends were hosts to a number of charities who are supportive of the League during the year. The Arena Community Centre, British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ilkeston Lions, McMillan Cancer Care and the Rotary Club of Ilkeston all were present to supplement a Cake Stall, Tombola and Bric-a-Brac stalls all raising funds for their deserving respective good causes. Derbyshire Health & Wellbeing Service took the opportunity to give advice.
Heanor Ward from the hospital set up a bottle string competition which had soon sold out, lucky participants taking away various types of popular drinks! Station presenter of Erewash Sound 96.8FM, Ian Perry kept everyone informed during the afternoon.
For the first time at a hospital event a group known as ‘ROCKS and FROCKS’ entertained the audience and were well received (pictured with the Chairman of the League Eileen Knight and President Mike Perry).
The event raised over £600 for the League which is currently funding a project at the hospital to provide a new Refreshments Bar and Retail Shop, details of which will shortly be on display in the Reception area. The project is soon to be commenced and is in conjunction with a new Reception area for patients visiting for treatment, the League working closely with the Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust.
Formally opened by President of the League Mike Perry, the Spring Fayre precedes a larger event on Saturday 6th August, the Garden Party when there will be a Parade and displays of vehicles.