Horsell Bowling Club

Horsell Bowling Club - Captain's Charity

Captain's Charity 2024

Our 2024 Captain’s charity is Friends of Woking Community Hospital (FWCH)

A lovely charity that supports amongst others the Bedser Hub, whose construction was largely funded by The Friends thanks to a legacy from Sir Alec Bedser. This provides integrated care for the frail and elderly, particularly those with complex medical needs

The money which The FWCH gives to the Hospital is used in a great variety of ways, including:

The Bedser Hub – by far the biggest contribution has been to fund a major part of the construction of the innovative Bedser hub, a pioneering facility in the integrated care of the frail and elderly.

The large conservatories on the Bradley and Alexandra wards were funded by the Friends and add hugely to the comfort of patients on the in-patient wards

Examples of other significant funding include a retinal tomograph, wet rooms for the Bradley wards, furniture for the new walk in centre, and the Friends are expecting to make a significant contribution to the refurbishment of the café. In addition the Friends fund a stream of minor pieces of medical and other equipment as well as funding newspapers for the patients on the Bradley and Alexandra wards, a craft scheme on the Bradley ward, a visiting singer on the Alexandra ward, and Christmas parties for the patients and decorations for the hospital, and patient televisions

We wanted to keep our 2024 charity local and we hope that you agree this is a very worthwhile cause, which you will be able to support by way of raffles and captains charity days throughout the year. Our knitting group will also be joining in and contributing to the wards. 

Further information can be found at 

Previous Captain's Charities. 

2023 £1106 was raised and donated to SS Air Ambulance
2022 £804 was raised and donated to SS Air Ambulance
2021 £1262 was raised and donated to Sam Beare Hospice
2020 £336 was raised and donated to Sam Beare Hospice
2019 £1060 was raised and donated to Sam Beare Hospice