Dear Farley Resident,
I wanted to update you on the recent changes at the Farley Hospital Charity.
Following the recent retirement of the former charity trustees, I have been appointed as the Chair of the charity and have been joined on the board by two other local residents, Adam Feest QC and Lucy Rickman.
For those not familiar with Farley Hospital, it is the amazing Grade 1 listed Almshouse directly opposite the church. It was built c350 years ago by Sir Stephen Fox, born in Farley, who made his fortune and used it to build the Hospital and Church.
The role of the Hospital is to help meet the housing needs of local people, comprising of 8 homes and a large central Wardenry. Often these residents require specific support and have always had a warden helping with their needs.
As a village we need to care, collectively, for this stunning heritage and the local residents living within. As with many old buildings,
it is in urgent need of renovation to keep this amazing building going and to provide suitable support and accommodation for its residents.
We want to put this heritage and its residents back at the heart
of the village. To do this, we are planning a series of fun community events, designed to raise funds for the hospital, but also to ignite real village spirit and build on the togetherness shown by all during this current crisis. As soon as the situation allows, we will be sharing these plans.
In the meantime, we need to put the right structures in place; specifically, we are looking to recruit a number of new trustees and a Warden. Details of both of these roles, and how to apply, are outlined here.
Thank you everyone for your support,
Chair, Farley Hospital