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 Committee.  One of our Board members, Jo Kirkham, will be preparing a history of the Hospital and hopes to produce a book.


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 echocardiogram 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 our How to donate area of our Friends page [insert link].


Our calendar of events will be available shortly but in summary the key dates for your diary are:


  • Monday 31 May – Boot Fair at Jempson’s, Peasmarsh
  • Thursday 3 June – Late Spring Fashion Show in partnership with Niche Fashion at the Hub on Rye Hill (tickets are now on sale!) [Link to post]
  • Saturday 21 August – Rye Show
  • Wednesday 1 September – Golf Day
  • Friday 24 September – Afternoon Tea Party at the Hub on Rye Hill
  • Saturday 25 September – Morning and Afternoon Tea Parties at the Hub on Rye Hill
  • Thursday 11 November – Centenary Memorial Service at the Hospital
  • Friday 19 November – Supper, Auction and Raffle Prize Draw at the Hub on Rye Hill


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