Crewkerne Rangers Football Club have presented a cheque for £650 to the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital. The donation is the result of a season of fund-raising activities, run by the football club, in aid of their chosen charity of the year. Scott Isaacs, the Rangers first team manager presented the cheque to Teresa Bond, secretary of the League of Friends at Crewkerne Hospital on Saturday.
Scott and the football club chairman Mark Holton, were given a tour of the hospital by the matron Rebecca Miskin. Ms Miskin showed them some of the improvements that have been carried out, thanks to funds provided wholly or in part by the League of Friends. These included the redecoration and furnishing of the Day Room, the re-development of the Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Unit and the Outpatients Department. Scott and Mark also viewed other equipment, provided by the League of Friends, such as bariatric turntables, air mattresses and other items used to interact with patients who have Alzheimers, dementia or general confusion caused by infection.
Teresa Bond said: “They were surprised and most impressed by the size of the hospital, the facilities and range of clinics and treatments available. So much of this has been made possible by the generosity and support of the people of Crewkerne and district, who care passionately about our hospital and its importance to the community.”
Ron Bond, chairman of the League of Friends added: “We are very grateful for the donation. It’s great to see such support from young people and organisations like Crewkerne Rangers football club.” Fund-raising events that were organised by the football club, during the year, included a walk along the Jurassic Coast between Lyme Regis and West Bay and a Christmas bingo.