FUND-RAISING QUIZ NIGHT AT THE SUN
After a three year break, The Friends ran a fund-raising quiz night at The Sun in Dunsfold on 4th March. About 90 people enjoyed the challenge and a hot meal. Thanks to all at The Sun for looking after us! And thanks to everyone who came for their support. We raised almost £1,300.
The AGM was held on 4th October at the Surgery. The Chairman’s Report and accounts for 2021-22 were presented. There were no changes to the Trustees or officers.
The next AGM will be held in late May 2023.
New Committee member: Matt Greenwell
We are pleased to welcome Matt Greenwell to the Committee.
Chiddingfold Fete: 5th June
It was good to see so many people at the Jubilee Fete on 5th June. Dr Watts took lots of blood pressure measurements and splat-the-rat was very popular!
Creighton Redman and Sandra Gilbert retiring from Committee
We are sorry to report that Creighton Redman and Sandra Gilbert have stood down from the Committee after many years of service. Creighton was Chairman from 2009 to 2015 and Sandra joined the Committee in 2015. We are very grateful to both for all their work for the Friends and wish them well.
We are sorry to report that our Secretary, Andi Wright, has left us for pastures new. We thank Andi for her service through a difficult period and wish her well.
We are happy to report that Deni Thompson has agreed to become Secretary of the Friends.
The Surgery’s performance
“As I’m sure you know there has been quite a lot of criticism over the past months of local surgeries failing to serve their patients properly and in particular not providing enough face to face appointments. Chiddingfold Surgery has not been immune to this and many of the allegations seem to be based on mischievous rumour mongering. I am aware that one or two neighbouring surgeries have been failing to give a satisfactory service; however, as Friends of the Chiddingfold Surgery, we are naturally concerned that we are being tarred with the same brush and have discussed it with Dr Watts. From what he has told us, and the statistics he has given us, we are quite sure that Chiddingfold Surgery has been working very hard within the restrictions imposed by Covid and have provided the best service possible. I won’t give any more facts here about what the Surgery has achieved at this difficult time but please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have further details.”
Simon Inchbald, Chairman of the Friends.