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Holbeach Hospital plans to hold 30th anniversary garden party on Sunday, June 30




Holbeach Hospital has announced plans for its 30th anniversary garden party at the end of this month.

The Ukelele Orchestra of Spalding, Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast, classic cars display, bouncy castle and face painting are just some of the attractions promised for the celebration on Sunday, June 30, from 1pm until 4pm.

Chris Penney, chairman of Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust, will official open the celebrations which will also include a host of games, competitions, raffle and tombola run by the hospital's League of Friends.

Chris Penney, chairman of Holbeach Hospital, will be opening its 30th anniversary garden party on Sunday, June 30.Photo supplied. (12581841)
Chris Penney, chairman of Holbeach Hospital, will be opening its 30th anniversary garden party on Sunday, June 30.Photo supplied. (12581841)

Rebecca Atkinson, the trust's secretary, said: "The purpose of the garden party is to celebrate 30 years of being owned and run by the community.

"It will also be a chance for Holbeach Hospital to reveal its newly created raised garden area at the back of the building.

"The Ukulele Orchestra will be performing courtesy of our League of Friends and there will be stalls selling bath and body products, home fragrances, crafts, james and preserves, strawberries and cream, prosecco and Laddies Ices.

"We will also have games for all the family, includingHook a Duck, Play Your Cards Right, Teddy Tombola, Guess Dolly’s Birthday, Guess the Sweeties and Pennies in the Jars, Pick a Pot, Treasure Maps and others.

"If that isn’t enough we will also have a small selection of performance, specialist and classic cars on display as well."

Lesly Pointer, deputy manager, Maxine Winch, manager, nurse Rachael Tripp and her baby and Millie Howard, finance assistant, Helen Stanberry, ward clerk, promote Holbeach Hospital's 30th anniversary garden party.Photo supplied.
Lesly Pointer, deputy manager, Maxine Winch, manager, nurse Rachael Tripp and her baby and Millie Howard, finance assistant, Helen Stanberry, ward clerk, promote Holbeach Hospital's 30th anniversary garden party.Photo supplied.

Holbeach Hospital was set to close in 1988 when the former South Lincolnshire Health Authority (now Clinical Commissioning Group) announced plans to close its doors.

Parish, district and county leaders in Holbeach then worked with the health authority to find a way to keep the hospital open and enough funds were raised by the community to allow Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust to be formed in 1989.

Rebecca said: "We hope the community will support us and have a lovely afternoon with our residents, their families and the hospital's staff. "

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