Each Year circa a week or two before Easter, The Friends hold a Fundraising Sale in the Hospital. There is a wide variety of stalls ranging from home baking, gifts, bric a brac, household linens, books, fruit vegetables, jewellery, pictures etc. available. The sale not only provides a much needed income for the Friends but it provides an opportunity for the residents and patients to do some shopping in the company of their family and friends and when all the selections have been made the satisfied customers can repair to the Coffee Shop for a well earned cuppa and refreshments.
The Friends hold their largest Sale in the Hospital in November. The range of stalls is similar to those available at the Easter Sale with the addition of a toy stall, a wonderful display of Christmas fare including homemade Christmas Cakes, Christmas Cards, Calendars, wrapping and Christmas Decorations. It is one of the major fundraising events in the Friends’ calendar and also provides a great opportunity for the residents and staff to do their Christmas Shopping at very competitive prices. Some interesting items of bric a brac are always available for the Collector. There is, of course, the social element of this event as the attractive Coffee Shop provides an ideal setting for friends to meet and exchange Seasons Greetings. A major Raffle and tickets are distributed in the weeks leading up to the Christmas Sale. They are also sold during the Sale and as the sale concludes, a “Celebrity” is invited along to draw the winning tickets.