Friends of the EHC

HELLO! This is the dedicated page for the Friends of the Edward Hain Centre, generally known as ‘The Friends.’

Our main activity is fundraising. In 60 years of supporting the hospital, we funded many improvements for patients and staff, including a new X-ray machine and a Day Room. See more below under Raising Funds.

 

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We have a brand new 50/50 club!

This is an easy way for anyone to take part in raising funds for the Centre, while having the chance to win a cash prize every month. All you have to do is sign up! For more info, and how to join, click ➡️ HERE ⬅️

•    For more about fundraising, see ‘Raising Funds’ below.

•    For more ways to help, scroll down to ‘What we do now.’

READ ON AND JOIN IN!

We did it Day

The Friends of the Edward Hain Centre

We are a registered charity, no. 225835. Formerly the League of Friends of the Edward Hain Memorial Hospital, we were formed in the mid-1960s ‘to perpetuate the memory of Edward Hain and to assist in the provision of health and well-being services for the residents of St Ives.’

Raising Funds

Beginning in 2022, the Friends launched a series of events to raise funds for the purchase of the Edward Hain building. Together with a substantial amount raised by the Friends in previous years, a number of generous donations, and the support of local businesses, we were within sight of our goal.

To cover the shortfall, the Centre took out a mortgage of £400,000. The purchase was completed at the end of July, 2023. 

SO WHAT’S NEXT?

Our fundraising goals have shifted. We need to support the Centre with core running costs, renovation and upgrades, ongoing repairs, and generally bringing the building up to scratch. AND with paying off that mortgage!

For more, and how you can help, see ‘what we do now,’ below – and please check out our list of ongoing and future events at the bottom of the page.

What we do now

There is still a LOT to do at the Centre. A few rooms have been renovated, but most of the others still need a huge amount of TLC before they can be rented out.

Once they are, the Centre will be self-sustainable. But until then, we continue to help cover the Centre’s running expenses, staff costs, and contributing to improvements. So our targets are as ambitious as ever.

And yes, a big wish on our wish list is to start paying off that mortgage!!!

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • JOIN OUR NEW 50/50 CLUB. To read all about it, and how to join, click ➡️ HERE ⬅️
  • JOIN IN OUR EVENTS. Scroll down the page to see what’s coming up.
  • HOST YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING EVENT: Coffee morning. . . music gig . . . jumble sale . . . kids’ picnic. . . crowdfunder . . . you name it!  Talk to us about your ideas. Each small one adds up.
  • VOLUNTEER!
  • If you would like to donate, please use the ‘DONATE NOW’ button on this website’s Home page. Any amount, any time, large or small, is gratefully received.

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about any of the above – volunteering, doing your own event for us, or anything at all –  please email us at edwardhainvolunteers@gmail.com 

We would love to hear from you!

 

Events in 2024

 

JOIN OUR 50-50 CLUB!

A great way to support the Centre while having the chance to win a cash prize in our monthly draw.
For more info and/or to sign up, click HERE

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WEEKLY KNIT & NATTER GROUP at the EHC

Tuesdays, 11:00-12.30, in the Friends Room. Come for a cuppa and chat and help us knit squares for a blanket for St. Julia’s Hospice – or feel free to bring your own project. Everyone welcome! 

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MONTHLY COFFEE MORNING at the EHC

Every last Friday of the month, 10:30 – 12:30. All welcome! Coffee, cake, company, conversation… All are welcome to donate yummies, as well.

 

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APPLIQUE PINCUSHION WORKSHOP

Monday, June 17th, 2-4pm at the EHC. £25 incl. materials. Experience not needed, help will be on hand! For more info check this post on our Facebook page. To book, email Jo McIntosh at jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk or call /text Jo at 07534 618490
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CHARITY CASH BINGO NIGHT

Thursday, June 27th at 7pm, at the Stable Bar, Polmanter Touring Park, St. Ives TR26 3LX  Entry is free – just nab your table asap! To book, email gillmalcolm29@gmail.com

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SUMMER AUCTION NIGHT

Wednesday, July 31st, time tba, at the Lifeboat Inn. More info to follow, so check back!

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SAVE THE DATES! MORE DETAILS SOON

Saturday, Sept. 21st   •  Art Sale, Salvation Army Hall
October 25th till November 3rd  •  Jumblebee Auction
Friday, November 8th   •  ABBA Tribute Band, St. Ives Rugby Club
Monday, November 18th  •  Afternoon Tea at Carbis Bay Hotel
Friday, November 22nd & Saturday, 23rd  •  St. Ives Shanty Shout!
Saturday, December 7th  •  Posh Tombola at Carbis Bay Hotel’s Christmas Fayre
Sunday, December 8th  •  Christmas Wreath Making, Edward Hain Centre
Friday, December 13th  •  Lizzie’s Christmas Quiz, Lifeboat Inn

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OTHER EVENTS COMING UP: DATES TBC

Early June: Car washing by Air Cadets, EHC Top Car Park, followed by coffee/cake at EHC . . .  July: Bingo at the Lifeboat. . . August: Twilight ‘Fireflies’ Walk (light up the town!). . . September: Lunch at the Ugly Butterfly…. Sponsored Walk
January 2025: Wine Tasting. . . March 2025: St. Piran’s Day Ball at Tregenna

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PAST EVENTS 2024

   February: Our first event of 2024, the Feast Day Coffee morning at the Western Amount raised: £830.88!    Fantastic going, everyone – with many thanks to all the bakers, helpers and organizers. Read about it HERE
May 17th: early summer’s cutest event, the Barn Day Nursery’s Toddle Waddle, with tea, coffee, cakes stall and toy tombola. Amount which raised: £400-plus. (tbc). Well done little ones! See the nursery’s video HERE.
May 24th: Our first ever Friends Coffee Morning at the EHC! Music by Spaven Mor and Annie Nicole. Thank you bakers, helpers, organisers, musos, for making it such a success. Amount raised: c. £150. (tbc). Click HERE to see Tony Mason’s video.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer

Whether you’d like more activity in your life, more company and connection, more fun, or all of the above, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and feel part of the community. There’s nothing quite like lending a helping hand to give you a sense of place, while knowing that you’re also contributing to a worthwhile venture. And we would love to have you on board!

Just drop us an email with ‘Volunteer’ in the subject line.

To volunteer at the centre: info@edwardhaincentre.org.uk

To volunteer with the Friendsedwardhainvolunteers@gmail.com

In the know

Keep up with what’s new at the centre, and with our Friends’ fundraising events, by signing up to our Newsletter.

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