News from 2015
The last fundraising events of the 2015 were held the week before Christmas.
Over six hundred people packed the Temple Speech Room of Rugby School on the evening of Thursday 29th October.
The Rugby Group Benevolent Fund has donated a massive £20,000 to take the total received by the Appeal to over £108,000.
Rugby Rokeby Lions Club raised £1,000 for the Appeal through a sponsored walk at Draycote Water and recently presented a cheque to representatives of the charity and the hospital.
Another example of community support was when the Ladies Prayer Group at the Rugby Indian Association in Edward Street recently invited Joan Jesson and Heather Green, the President and Chairperson of the Friends of St Cross, to one of their meetings
In April Jo Tyler, 42 year old mother of twins, a boy and a girl, committed to take on the 3 Peaks Challenge with the aim of raising £500 for the Diamond Jubilee Appeal.
We have published our Gift List for 2014 on this link and, with that, have recorded that a grand total of £3,111,523 has been spent, since the charity was founded in 1955, on equipment donations and support for projects at the Hospital of St Cross and the Community and Mental Health Services in Rugby.
On the 13th of March the Mayor invited members of Shree Kalyan Mandal (Rugby Hindu Temple) to the Mayor’s Parlour and to view the Council Chambers where the group presented him with a cheque for £501 for the Mayor’s Charity which is the Friends of St Cross.
Staff and customers of the Merchants Inn have been supporting the Charity since the launch of the Appeal last June. Since then they have raised over £500 through a mixture of activities including Quiz Nights, raffles and collecting tins on the bar!
Surgeons and theatre staff at St Cross have taken delivery of specialist patient supports for use in hip operations.
On 12th January the Appeal total received reached £40,034 thanks to recent donations made by Bilton Methodist Church, and Aphrodite Beauty and Spa.