Farley Hospital is a 17th Century grade 1 listed almshouse that is run as a charity.
We provide 8 separate almshouses, each with 1-3 bedrooms. They are arranged in two wings, around a large central wardenry. There are also beautiful grounds. The wardenry is being prepared for use by the community and for events.
The building was commissioned and funded by Sir Stephen Fox who was born in the village, before becoming a very wealthy and prominent figure of the age. He also built All Saint’s Church that sits opposite the Hospital.
The building has had an interesting history and although it has nearly closed numerous times, the charity and board of trustees continue to uphold Sir Stephen’s original purpose for the building and to build a community to look after the building, its residents and its heritage.
Who are the Trustees?
Jason has chaired the Farley Hospital Board of Trustees since the new board was formed in Summer 2020. He has led the charity through re-creation as a CIO and along with Adam and Lucy, has built a new expanded board with a diverse skill base and a shared care for the trust and the work it does.
Dave first lived in Farley in 1998 with his wife Becky. After a sojourn in Winterslow, the couple moved back to the village in 2010 along with their two sons. Dave has worked for the University of Southampton for ‘too many years’ in various technical and managerial roles in the IT department. He is currently the Head of Education Services and a long standing member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Dave likes to run quite a bit, occasionally too far… He also manages the Winterslow Junior Badminton Club, likes a bit of gardening and attempts to write fiction.
Rachel has lived in Farley since 1991 and has been involved in many (if not all) the community groups at some point over that time. Rachel has been a foundation governor when we had a village school, a member of the PCC, chair of friends of the school, has been on the fete committee, the village hall committee, the playpark committee, co-chaired the Parish Plan and was involved in the millennium and jubilee celebration committees.
Rachel began her career as a social researcher, then after bringing up a family returned to work in the education system, then made a career change into charity work. Rachel has been charity coordinator for the Wessex children’s cancer unit based at Southampton Hospital for the last 8 years.
Rachel is very much looking forward to being involved in the Farley Hospital Charity, ensuring it future, supporting residents and bringing it to the heart of our community.
Since moving to Farley nearly 20 years ago with his family, Adam has been involved in many village projects including the Jubilee Ball and redevelopment of the play park. He is a criminal barrister with chambers in Winchester and works in the courts across the southwest, including Salisbury. He really enjoys the village and surrounding area, particularly running and walking in Bentley Wood.
Carl has lived in Farley since 2015. Post university, he trained as a nurse at Southampton Hospital. The majority of his career however has been spent in the pharmaceutical industry specialising in genetic testing for various cancers and most recently trained for a coaching role. He is passionate about transparency, fairness, and compassion for all through high standards of governance and integrity and sees this as pivotal to the new expanded board of trustees. He views Farley Hospital and the armshouse as a unique asset for the village and residents, one that should be treasured and nurtured for many more centuries to come.
Jo’s 20-year career in charity fundraising includes spells at Anthony Nolan Trust, British Heart Foundation, Help for Heroes, Sue Ryder and most recently a disaster response charity. Jo is an enthusiastic and compassionate campaigner, who wants supporters to feel as inspired as she does.
Jo has experience working with major donors and corporate sponsors, communicating the passion of the charity’s staff and volunteers and the impact of its work to attract equally passionate supporters. Trusts and Foundations are her specific skill set, creating and submitting compelling cases for support to enable charities longevity.
The Parsons family has lived in Farley for centuries and Jo is a proud member of the Farley Community, sitting on the Playing field committee and Fete Committee. She is also former warden and staunch advocate for the importance of Farley Hospital as part of Farley’s history.
Our other Trustees are:
And, where is Farley Hospital?
Farley Hospital, The Wardenry, Church Road, Farley, Salisbury, SP5 1AH