Message from the Chairman
“In these exceptional times it is heart warming to see how village communities are working to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic and the Friends of the Surgery are pleased that we have also been able to contribute.
We have paid for another set of scrubs for the Surgery and we have also provided six pulse oximeters. (As well as recording heart rate these also measure oxygen saturation in the blood; essential when lung function may be compromised.) We pay tribute to the small army of volunteers who are busily stitching the scrubs and those who are organising and distributing them and we are glad that we have been able to help in a modest way.
We can assure our donors that the money they have given to us is not sitting idly in the bank; it is being used prudently as and when the need arises.”
The Friends usually hold the AGM in late May or early June. This year, due to the coronavirus, it has been postponed. We hope to hold it in the autumn, conditions permitting.
Zoe Burdett has resigned as secretary. The Committee thanks her for her hard work and wishes her well.
In the meantime two new members have been co-opted on to the Committee: Nigel Southon and Andrea Wright. And Andrea has taken on the role of secretary.
Our annual fund raising Quiz was held in the Chiddingfold Village Hall on Saturday 8 February 2020. It was very well supported and raised almost £2,000 for the Friends. Thank you everyone who came!
The Friends of the Surgery are delighted to confirm that the Surgery returned home to Chiddingfold on 26 November 2019, less than 11 months after the destruction of the buildings by the fire. The speed of the rebuild is a testament to the endless hours of hard work put in by all those involved with the Surgery, both doctors and staff. The Friends of Chiddingfold Surgery wish to extend our thanks and gratitude on behalf of the whole community.