The Ada Kearvell garden was officially opened on Friday 20 September in the afternoon.
The Garden was opened by Susan Arrow, partner of the late Tim Edwards. Tim was a cider maker for Somerset Cider Brandy and a very keen supporter of Cricket. Friends of the Yeatman held a special cricket match in memory of him. Money raised went towards a moveable book trolley for patients in the Yeatman and kitting out the Ada Kearvell Garden.
Mr White, volunteer gardener for the Ada Kearvell Garden, explained the importance of the plants planted in the garden. All have sensory properties…touch, smell and sight.
Everyone enjoyed a cream tea following the ribbon cutting.
Glanvilles Wooton WI invited Sir Oliver Letwin MP to speak on the 70th anniversary of the NHS and the 100th anniversary of the Right of Women to Vote.
Approximately 60 people attended. The ladies of the WI did a well-received spread of nibbles and cake. The major raffle prize was an outing to visit the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
The event was in aid of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.
It as a great evening, much enjoyed by all who attended.
Our chairman, David Hayes, visited a later WI meeting where he spoke about the Friends. Joyce Dibble gave him a cheque for £300 from the money raised at the talk in June. Also in the picture is Dolly, the dog, who just passed the tests to become a PAT dog and will be visiting patients at the Yeatman soon.
Following a busy 12 months of fund raising, and charitable giving by customers at Sainsbury’s store in Sherborne, we recently received a cheque in excess of £6,000.
12 months ago we were fortunate to become Sainsbury’s local charity of the year here in Sherborne.
During this period we have worked tirelessly with the staff to raise funds that will ultimately benefit the patients at Yeatman Hospital. It would be fair to say that Sainsbury’s staff here in Sherborne have been great friends to the Friends of Yeatman Hospital joining in with us in skittle evenings, many bag packing days and quiz nights across the year.