Local health charity, the Friends of the Savernake Hospital and the Community, are delighted to have received a donation of £818 raised by personal trainer, Neil Wheeler, of Collingbourne Ducis and a further £333 from Waitrose’s Green Token ‘Community Matters’ scheme. The charity would like to say a very big thank you to Neil, his supporters and to Waitrose.
Neil, who runs ‘Neil’s Fitness’, joined a virtual race challenge for ultra runners during lockdown. He hoped to raise £250 by participating in the challenge which involved running 107 miles around his 200 metre back garden (at times, in pouring rain, and through the night), as reported on marlborough.news.
Neil smashed his target of £250 and raised a whopping £818. Neil has a very close connection to the Savernake Hospital. “I was born there and grew up in Marlborough. The Friends of the Savernake Hospital is a very worthwhile local charity.”
The Friends support individuals and organisations involved in healthcare both at Savernake Hospital and in the local community. By providing health-related grants, the Friends aim to enhance the quality of life of those affected by ill health or disability, and to support their care and wellbeing.
During lockdown the Friends have been busy providing meals, sandwiches and snacks for Savernake Hospital staff, as well as hand creams to local care home staff.
Over the past year, the Friends have provided various grants – to the Brighter Future’s “Better Births Appeal” at GWH, to Ailesbury Ward at Savernake Hospital for rehabilitation equipment, and they have assisted with the funding of a Raizor Chair for Pewsey’s First Responders.
If any local organisations are seeking health-related grants to support the care and wellbeing of those affected by ill-health or disability in the local community, please visit the Friends’ grants webpage for more details or contact their administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone – 01672 288167.