This registered charity was set up by a local parishioner in 1986 for the benefit of elderly and sick residents in Hemyock and district. It can make grants for medical treatment and care, and assist relatives/friends visiting and caring for people at home or in hospital. Grants for research, surgeries, homes and institutions caring for eligible persons can also be made. The local GPs, nurses, health visitors, BSG, churches and chapels may hear of people who are finding it difficult to visit or provide for relatives when they fall sick, and can advise people of the Trust and how it may be able to help. The pattern of income and expenditure varies from year to year, but our most recent accounts show that grants were made for course fees, nursery fees, lunch club attendance, help with the installation of a stair lift and riser/recliner chairs. Some equipment was purchased for the Blackdown Practice and a TENS machine to help with pain control, for the Blackdown Support Group. Travel to hospital and overnight accommodation was also supported.
Income from investments can amount to £4000 and this is normally sufficient to meet the requests received in any year. But we do need to keep our resources topped up and therefore are happy to receive donations, legacies etc. If you can help in this way please phone any of the Trustees whose phone numbers are shown below.
C Palmer - 01884 256954
J Meads - 01823 421206
A Smith - 01823 680528
D McLintock - 01823 680206
Mrs S Wyatt - 01823 680836
Should you know of someone who you think might be eligible to benefit under the terms of the Trust, please ask for an application form at reception at the Blackdown Surgeries. On completion, these forms should be forwarded to J E D Meads at the address on the form. Each application will then be considered at our next board meeting.