Welcome to the East Surrey Branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship

EAST SURREY BRANCH

East Surrey branch was founded 1981.

We are delighted that in 2014 Michael Wilson, the CEO of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust agreed to become our Honorary President.

Annual subscriptions for 2017/18 are £15  and we currently have approximately 69 members.

We hold our meetings at Reigate Baptist Church in Reigate.  All members pay £2.50 on entry each month to help cover the cost of the hire of the hall, the speaker  and refreshments.

We meet once a month on the second Tuesday.

Meetings usually follow the following agenda:-

  • Refreshments
  • Speakers on interesting topics
  • Fellowship business
  • Welfare
  • Raffle

In addition we enjoy

  • An outing in July
  • A coffee morning usually in August
  • A Christmas lunch which we usually hold in January
  • A quarterly newsletter

We benefit from a variety of speakers throughout the year expertly arranged by our speaker secretary.

Following branch meetings our Press Officer sends a report to the Surrey Mirror for inclusion in the “Groups” section.

Our AGM is held in May.

Christmas cards are sent to all members and our welfare secretary sends get well cards to any members who are unwell and visits if required.

Our committee of 11 meets regularly once a month at Reigate Baptist Church.

Many of our branch members undertake voluntary work at East Surrey Hospital as well as charity shops and day centres.

We are very grateful that we receive some help from Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust with postage and stationery.  All our activities are self funded

Membership

Membership is open to:-

  • Those who have or are shortly due to retire from the N.H.S.
  • Those who have retired from employment or voluntary work associated with the N.H.S. (Contracted Services).
  • Retired Social Care staff
  • Spouses or partners of those identified above.