Centenary Celebrations

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Our Centenary Year!

So much has happened since the Hospital was first opened in 1921 and you can find out more about the history here.  2021 marks the Centenary of Rye Hospital and we will be celebrating this milestone with a series of events organised by our Friends and Fundraising Committees.  One of our Board members, Jo Kirkham, will be preparing an exhibition displaying the history of the Hospital which can be viewed at one of our Open Days in September.


Our Centenary events will be a mixture of social, celebratory and fundraising.  We have set ourselves the target of raising the remaining £15,000 needed to purchase an Echo Machine so we can provide a diagnostic service for the benefit of our local and wider community.  We have already received a number of kind donations so if you would like to contribute, please visit the How to donate area of our Friends page.  Our achieved fundraising figure is regularly updated on our homepage.


Our calendar of events is available here. 


Our Centenary Celebrations will culminate in an event on Friday 19 November when we will hold a Celebratory Supper followed by the drawing of our Centenary Raffle and concluding with an Auction of inspiring items (see further details below).  We would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful local businesses who have donated the following raffle prizes:

1st prize        Apple iPad

2nd prizes     Sports membership (four months)
                         Sports membership (two months) donated by Freedom Leisure Rye

3rd prize        Overnight stay at The Mermaid Inn

4th prize        £100 Voucher to spend in Concepts of Rye

5th prize        Mixed case of wine donated by Beaucatcher Wines


Gift Box donated by Wideye


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£60 meal vouchers donated by webbe’s at the fish café


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Hamper donated by Salt Farm Shop


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Rose Gold Pendant with stone setting donated by Simon Milne

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Selection of Pet Products from The Pette Shoppe


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£20 Beauty Voucher donated by Nineteen Beauty


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Selection of Art Supplies donated by Artwrite


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Selection of Products from Ethel Loves Me


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Bottle of Still Wine donated by Charles Palmer Vineyards 


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Selection of Products donated by Simply Rye


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Framed Poster donated by Purdie Gallery


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Photocard Session donated by Caroline Everett



Paddleboard Ready to Ride Voucher donated by Rye Watersports


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Japanese Gardening Tool Set donated by Crafted Landscapes

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Two complimentary tickets for the Kino at Rye


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If you would like to purchase some raffle tickets, please pop into the Hub on Rye Hill (or the Hospital’s reception when the current restrictions are lifted) or contact Francesca Clent at fundraising@ryehospital.org.uk or on 01797 228842.

Each book contains five tickets at £1 each.  Tickets will be available until Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Charity Supper and Auction – Friday 19 November 2021

We released tickets to this event exclusively to our Friends and the event is now sold out!  We are, however, offering the chance for guests to join the Auction online using Zoom and Sumup (for payments).  Please contact Fran Clent at fundraising@ryehospital.org.uk if you would like to register.  

The Auction items on our current list can be viewed here and further details regarding each item are available here.

We hope you can join with us in celebrating our Centenary!