|Friends celebrate double anniversaries|
|Written by Communications Team|
The Leagues of Friends of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals have both recently held special events to mark significant anniversaries.
The St Peter’s Hospital League of Friends recently celebrated 60 years since their founding, with a service in the St Peter’s Multi-Faith Centre, organised by the Pastoral Care team. Music was led by the St Peter’s Hospital Choir and organist Dave Fisher.
Afterwards volunteers, staff and visitors stayed for light refreshments in the Centre Garden, to congratulate the Friends on their own Diamond Jubilee!
Back in May, the Ashford Friends celebrated the 50th anniversary of their formation with a special dinner and musical entertainment in Aspects Restaurant at Ashford Hospital. The dinner was a thank you to over 75 Friends volunteers past and present for all their hard work raising funds to help improve patients’ experience.
Trust Chairman Aileen McLeish said: “On behalf of the Trust I would like to congratulate both hospitals’ Leagues of Friends on these special occasions. I would also like to extend my warmest thanks to all the many Friends volunteers who have raised so much money for our hospitals. I would especially like to thank Jim McCall, outgoing chairman of the St. Peter’s League of Friends, for everything he has done for the Trust over the last five and a half years.”