medical charity's £5,000 donation buys new hospice bed
of Burnham's Medical Equipment Fund have this week handed over
a bumper £5,000 cheque to St. Margarets Somerset Hospice
to fund the cost of a new bed.
fund's Chairman, Tom Ashton, presented the funding to Pam Knight,
director of the hospice's fundraising, during a special visit
to the facilities outside Taunton on Tuesday (March 9th).
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The money will be used to buy a
specialist, adjustable profile bed that will be comfortable for
our patients and make it easier for our nurses to care for them.
We are very grateful for such a fantastic donation."
added: "Over 20 patients from the Burnham area are looked
after by this hospice every week so when we heard that funding
was needed for a specialist bed, we were very happy to help."
Burnham Community Medical Equipment Fund is a 24 year-old organisation
that has provided more than £200,000 of medical equipment
to people throughout the Burnham area since it was set up in 1986.
Much of its funds come from legacies, gifts and fundraising events.
are the Burnham fund's Tom Ashton with Pam Knight and trustee
David Jenkins alongside staff from the hospice