This note is to extend considerable thanks from the Jesus Hospital Committee for your support in the campaign for the ‘Save Jesus Hospital’ project. As a result of your support through 2009 and 2010, we have achieved the objective of retaining Jesus Hospital, Bray in its existing form and for the use intended by William Goddard - the original benefactor. Jesus Hospital has now become part of the Donnington Hospital Trust, a chain of Almshouses serving Berkshire - the handover has now been completed successfully.
We raised some £19,000 as a ‘fighting fund’ and there has been expenditure of £15,000 on Legal Advice, Surveyors and Care Consultants. We were expecting to pay Bell Pottinger and other PR companies but they provided their services pro bono. We were also able to withdraw from an agreement to commission a major survey of the Jesus Hospital site. Consequently, there is an amount of £4,000 remaining. As mentioned in our original fund raising letter, we have passed this money to Bray Parish Charities to be used for good causes in the Parish of Bray. We thought you should be made aware of how your generosity has been used.
We shall continue to be associated with Jesus Hospital through the ‘Friends of Jesus Hospital’ and we look forward to this landmark building and the people living there being part of our Bray community for many years to come.
Once again sincere thanks to you all for your support in this campaign.