On 12th January 2015 the Appeal total received reached £40,034 thanks to recent donations made by Bilton Methodist Church, and Aphrodite Beauty and Spa.
So the Friends Diamond Jubilee Appeal is now two thirds of the way to its initial target of raising at least £60,000 to celebrate sixty years of making a difference to the patient experience at the Hospital of St Cross and in the local Community and Mental Health Service.
Members of Bilton Methodist Church had already held a coffee morning in September which raised £225 and the Charity was delighted to hear that they decided to support the Appeal further through their Christmas collections which raised another £400.
Local Business Aphrodite Beauty and Spa held a Christmas Raffle in aid of the Charity and raised £105! Aphrodite Manager, Debbie Shaw said “We chose to support the hospital as it's a local service for the community. Aphrodite supplied a lot of the hamper prizes such as nail polishes, Good Hair Day straighteners and gift vouchers to use within the salon. I contacted local businesses to ask for their support and Klickers hairdressers in Rugby, Cotesbach Garden Barn, The Barley Mow, Larry's Chippin and Badgers Tea Room, in Brandon, all supplied gift vouchers or products to help make our raffle even better with more prizes up for grabs. Clients brought a raffle strip for £1 and the winners were selected on Christmas Eve. We had great support from our clients with helping out such a worth while cause that's close to a lot of people’s hearts.”