New group formed to help Rye Memorial Hospital

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THE League of Friends of Rye Hospital has now ceased to exist and has been replaced with a new fund raising group called The Friends of the Hospital at Rye.

The existence of the League of Friends caused some confusion with the hospital management board’s own fund raising activities.

The new group will be operated from the hospital and run under the hospitals own charitable registration.

The coming together will allow for a streamlining of the management and make some financial savings.

For current Friends of the Hospital, nothing much will change as they will still form the backbone of the organisation.

At a reception to mark the inception of the new group, Sally Compton who will take on the role of chairman, spoke of an exciting future for all concerned.

If you would like to support the work of the Hospital through membership of the Friends of the Hospital at Rye then you can contact Sally through the Friends Office at the Hospital on 01797 223810 (office hours only please) on visit the Hospital Web site on