History: Celebrating 60 years of evolution as a Charity


On December the 1st 1954, “The Horder Centre for Arthritics” was officially enrolled with the London County Council as a registered charity. Over the past 60 years the charity has seen enormous growth both in patient numbers and services delivered.
Starting from humble beginnings back in 1954, our founder Cecilia Bochenek set out the vision for a specialist, high quality healthcare charity that always put the patient first. With this vision firmly in mind the organisation has developed a reputation for outstanding patient care in the field of musculoskeletal conditions over 60 years of service.

To honour the many supporters, donors, staff and patients who have helped shape the charity over the years, we have created this 60th Anniversary page. Each month during 2014 we will be featuring a “significant event” in the history of the charity. All 12 of the dates have been chosen by Charles Gallannaugh, trustee, retired surgeon and author of Another way - The History of Horder Healthcare.

This section of our website will also feature information on upcoming events to mark the anniversary and information on how you can get involved with the celebrations.

Horder History

Find out about Princess Margaret’s many visits to the Horder Centre and how David Cameron came to publicly acknowledge our work. Click here for more Horder History....

Upcoming Events

No birthday is complete without a party. Look out for more details about our 60th Anniversary event to be held in the latter part of 2014!

Page last reviewed on 15/01/2014