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EVENTS


Forthcoming Events


23rd April: Scott Mann MP will be running the London  Marathon to raise funds for Bodmin, Launceston and Stratton Hospitals’ Leagues of Friends – you can support him by going to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=ScottMannMP


22nd - 23rd April – providing refreshments at Bodmin Nursery Spring Fair


30th April – sponsored walk led by Vic Luke from Padstow to Stepper Point and back


24th June - FETE - commencing at 2pm, to be opened   by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Donna Birrell 


16th July – we have a stand at Wadebridge WHEELS  event at the Royal Cornwall Showground


PLEASE CALL 01208 841552 OR EMAIL tonyandann.gregans@gmail.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE EVENTS


The Fashionable Friends!

Despite the horrendous weather on Wednesday 16th November, a considerable number of local people braved the storm to attend the Charity Fashion Show at M & Co in Bodmin. And they were well rewarded by an exciting, colourful and diverse display of clothing currently for sale in the shop. The show, the brain child of Hilary Genes, a Bodmin Hospital League of Friends committee member who organised the event to raise funds for ‘The Friends’ was delighted with the success of the show and the generosity of the 80 members of the audience. 


Compered superbly by Dot Sampson in an informative and humorous fashion she introduced the models, children, ladies and gentlemen of various ages who walked the walk professionally and with great aplomb! The fashionable displays were received with enthusiasm by both the audience and the models showing them off as proved by the number of ‘after the show’ sales! 


The organisers are hopeful that nearly £600 was raised on the evening due to the generosity of M & Co and Morrisons who supplied the refreshments, and extend a huge vote of thanks to them, to all the models who gave up their time to put on a fantastic show, to all the non committee members who came along to help and also, huge thanks to Tina Roberts, Firebird, who once again, turned up with her music to back up the show. The Bodmin Hospital League of Friends raises funds to purchase equipment and services for the hospital, not supplied by the NHS. The hospital covers a huge area from Bude and Launceston down to Newquay and St Austell including, of course, Wadebridge, Padstow, Camelford and everywhere in between; the psychiatric wards cater for patients county wide. It consists of a minor injuries unit, two general wards, a stroke unit, five mental health wards, Out Patient’s Department, X-ray and Physiotherapy departments, a Renal Dialysis unit and the Treatment Centre. If anyone would like to help with the fundraising efforts of the League of Friends please contact the Secretary on 01208 841552.



Models and staff pose for a group photograph at the end of the evening. Photos by AMG.

Another wonderful walk to raise funds for Bodmin Hospital

Nearly twenty walkers enjoyed a brilliant day in glorious weather with sensational scenery walking from the lovely village of Lerryn to the historic and beautiful church at St Winnow. 


The walkers set off from the FREE car park on the river’s edge in Lerryn on Sunday 9th October through woods and fields that run along the banks of the river and returned in about three hours. 


The walk was enjoyed by all, including their dogs, in the excellent cause of raising money for the League of Friends of Bodmin Hospital, over £300 was raised on the day for the purchase of equipment and services not supplied by the NHS but required for the ease and comfort of the patients and staff. 


This was the fourth walk organised and led by the indefatigable Vic Luke of the Wadebridge Social Club on behalf of the League of Friends, raising well over £2000 for their cause (early this year Wadebridge Social Club nominated the BHLF (Bodmin Hospital League of Friends) as their Charity of the Year and, to date, have raised well in excess of £3000 for the cause and the League of Friends is extremely grateful for their generosity, hard work and care.


Vic has plans for another of these popular walks near to Christmas, with a festive theme! Watch these pages for details nearer the time. The League of Friends would like to thank Vic, once again, for a wonderful day and all the walkers for taking part and supporting the hospital in this way.




The ‘Friends of Bodmin Hospital’ walkers in Lerryn before setting out for St Winnow.

Wadebridge Rotary’s ‘My Life’ donation

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Bodmin Hospital League of Friends, Samantha Maycock, Occuptional Therapist at Bodmin Hospital demonstrated the ‘My Life Software’ recently purchased by the League of Friends for Garner Ward using a very generous donation from the Wadebridge Rotary Club as a result of their WHEELS event in July. 


The software is a reminiscence tool and Sam was obviously delighted with the results it has been achieving for her patients; she demonstrated the various different music available, much of which got feet tapping and memories renewed, it includes famous speeches, poetry, bird song, many activities such as Bingo, coconut shy, pig racing, horse racing, Karaoke, quizzes.



Pictured are Martin Broadfoot, President of Wadebrige Rotary Club and Samantha Maycock, Occupational therapist with the television showing My Life Software.