This registered charity was set up by a local parishioner in 1986 for the benefit of elderly and sick residents in Hemyock and districts. It can make grants for medical treatment and care and assist in relatives, friends visiting and caring for people at home or in hospital. Grants for research, surgeries, home and institutions caring for eligible persons can also be made. Recently grants were made for course fees, transport costs, and electric buggy, nursery fees, lunch club attendance, help with the installation of a stair lift and rider / recliner chairs. Some equipment was purchased for the Blackdown Practice and a Tens machine to help with pain control for the BSG. Travel to hospital and overnight accommodation was also supported. Income from investments could amount to £4,000 and this is normally sufficient to meet the requests received in any year. But we are happy to receive donations, legacies etc. If you can help please phone any of the trustees.
Application forms are obtained from the Blackdown Surgeries.
Trustees: Christopher Palmer - 01884 242111, Jonathan Meads - 01823 421206, Alec Smith - 01823 680528, Dr Donald McLintock - 01823 680206, Mrs Shirley Ann Wyatt - 01823680836