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 celebrated this milestone with a series of events organised by our Friends and Fundraising Committees.  Our Chair of Friends, Paula Riley, prepared an exhibition displaying the history of the Hospital which was on display at our Open Days in September.


Our Centenary events were a mixture of social, celebratory and fundraising.  We 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 were delighted to achieve our fundraising target in October so all future donations will be channelled into the purchase of replacement mattresses for our ward.  If you would like to contribute, please visit the How to donate area of our Friends page. 

Our Centenary Celebrations culminated in an event on Friday 19 November when we held a Celebratory Supper followed by the drawing of our Centenary Raffle and concluded 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 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 Wild Bird Feeders and Food from The Pette Shoppe


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Wild Bird Feeders and Food


£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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Voucher for 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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Our raffle has now been drawn and all prizes presented to the lucky recipients.  We will be holding our Grand Raffle again in 2022 which will be drawn as usual in the autumn.  Further details will follow.  

Charity Supper and Auction – Friday 19 November 2021

The event was sold out and drew a very generous crowd of bidders, one of whom joined us online using Zoom!  

A summary of the Auction items sold on the night can be viewed here and further details regarding each item are set out here.

We would like to thank all who joined us in celebrating our Centenary!