Tarporley Hospital fund-raiser

Tarporley War Memorial Hospital have launched their campaign, to raise the much needed funds to continue providing its service to Tarporley and the surrounding communities.

The launch took place at the home of Phil and Alexis Redmond, who kindly hosted the event on behalf of the hospital.

“The hospital turns 100 in 2019, so we have launched of campaign to ensure that the hospital is still here in another 100 years” explains Karin Daelamans, Hospital Director, Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.

The hospital first opened its doors in 1919, as a lasting memory to those who died in service during the First World War. Tarporley War Memorial Hospital offered medical services that were to free of charge to the residents of Tarporley and its “townships”, a concept relatively unheard of before the introduction of a National Health Service. It was the residents’ responsibility to contribute what they could each year to fund the hospital service.

Karin added: “We have really come a full circle, as we once again are looking to our local community to support us, as they did nearly 100 years ago”

The evening saw Phil and Alexis Redmond, pledge their support for the hospitals campaign, followed by inspiring speeches from hospital matron, Claire Teasdale, and from the new hospital director.

It costs £2,400 each day to keep the hospital open and to continue providing its care to the community so it is hoped that the campaign, whose strapline is ‘Our future is in YOUR hands’ will help to ease financial worries.

For more information about the hospital, and how to donate, then please contact fundraising@tarporleyhospital.co.uk