of an era at the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Burnham Hospital
Friends of Burnham Hospital have thanked the former Chairman of
the group who has stepped down after three decades of work.
special function was held on Friday evening (July 29th) to thank
Tony Deahl for his work and dedication.
decided in early June that he had 'served his time' and stepped
down as the Chairman of the group after serving on the committee
for more than 30 years and being Chairman for 20 years.
that time he saw many changes to the hospital, including the purchase
and equipping of the Peter Holmes Annexe, the provision of a Conservatory,
a complete refurbishment of the Hospital and the total refurbishment
of the Courtyard Garden.
recognition of his long and devoted service, the committee have
had a whip-round and purchased a gift in recognition of all the
hard work that he has done in the past for the Friends,"
said the new Chairman, Bernard Spilsbury.
invited Tony and Wendy, his wife, to the hospital so that we can
present this to him."
the same time we also recognised that Wendy has put up with him
disappearing to sort out various requests and also has served
'her time' running the Tea Tent at Fetes for the last 10 years."
wish them both well for the future, safe in the knowledge that
we can tap them up for help in the future!"
new Chairman of the friends Bernard Spilsbury presented the gift
on behalf of the Friends, as pictured here.
Wendy and Tony Deahl, Bernard Spilsbury and Secretary Eileen Shaw