Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust manager Maxine Winch, with trustee of Holbeach Nursing Association Elizabeth Bailey, Margaret Edwards (clerk of Holbeach Nursing Association), Francis Biggadike (trustee of Holbeach Nursing Association) and Holbeach Hospital nurse Rachael Ward.
£39,200 to Holbeach Hospital to maintain help in community
Holbeach Hospital has been gifted £39,200 by Holbeach Nursing Association to enable it to continue to help the local community.
Holbeach Nursing Association (originally Holbeach Sick Poor Fund) was set up before the Health Service was established in order to provide help to the local community to cover the extras required when illness happened in a family. Over the years, the charity has provided equipment and financial help in order to provide comfort to the sick.
As trustees of the association it was decided to donate the funds held to Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust in order that the work can be continued within the local area.
Holbeach Hospital manager Maxine Winch said she was extremely grateful for the generous donation and already has plans to put the money to good use.
She said: “Although the nursing association will no longer exist, the money they have raised over the years will still benefit the local community.
“The members should be very proud of the substantial amount donated to us; it will be used to help fund our expansion projects which seems a fitting legacy.
“On behalf of the trustees and those who use our service I would like to extend thanks for this extremely generous gift.”