The Friends of Petworth Cottage Nursing Home is a small group of enthusiastic local people who have been working tirelessly for many years to raise money for essential and specialist equipment – some of which is extremely expensive – to improve the care of  all at the home.  They also raise money for non-medical items to improve the comfort and well-being of the patients and staff.

The extensions and refurbishment which has taken place over the past few years was made possible by the Friends, who have raised over £2 million in various ways, including fund-raising events – often in locations provided by local people – and generous donations from local businesses and individuals.

These events have been many and varied and include the very successful bi-annual Winter Fair, the ever popular Christmas Quiz the bi-annual Carols round the Christmas Tree the annual Alfresco Lunch and various, dinners, dances and other lunches and events etc.
Their fund-raising efforts continue unabated, and the latest acquisition is a defibrillator which is now in place in the Nursing Home.

David Tupper, Chairman of the PCNH Friends and committee members
receiving a £1000 donation cheque from the Badgers Pub, at Petworth, 31st May 2015

Future Events

PCNH Winter Fair- Tuesday November 17th 2015

The Friends of Petworth Cottage Nursing Home are holding their bi-annual Winter Fair on November 17th this year, at the beautiful Upwaltham Barns, Upwaltham, Nr. Petworth. GU28 OLX, off the A285 Duncton to Chichester Road. 

The fair will be open from 10m – 4pm. Entrance is £5. Free Parking.  There  will be over 30 stalls selling a variety of goods from stationery, books, gifts, clothes, jewellery and much more, so is perfect for Christmas shopping away from the crowded high street. The Cafè provides coffee, tea, cakes and sandwiches where friends can meet and relax.

PCNH Winter Fair - Please save the date, Tuesday November 17th 2015 at Upwaltham Barns



The professional nursing staff are assisted by a team of local volunteers who go in every day to provide patients with coffee in the morning and tea and cakes in the afternoon. In addition a team of flower volunteers go in weekly to make sure that there are flowers in the public areas and to look after plants and flowers in the rooms, thus creating a homely atmosphere enjoyed by both patients and staff.

New volunteers are always needed, so if you feel this is something you would like to do to help this worthwhile local charity and you have a few hours to spare each month, please do contact the nursing home who will be able to point you in the right direction.

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