Patient Services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital were recently presented with six brand new wheelchairs last week, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
The new chairs will be kept in the Main Entrance and used to help transport the patients around the hospital.
Pat Butcher, chairman of the Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in our fundraising for the wheelchairs. Providing wheelchairs to enable those who are less mobile to get around is a marvellous thing.”
Patient Services Manager Bev Balls said: “The wheelchairs have really made a difference to people coming in to the Main Entrance. They are used every day and we would like to say thank you to the Friends for their generous donation”.
Bev added: “The feedback we have been getting is fantastic. The chairs are comfortable, easy to keep clean and much easier to manoeuvre than the ones we had previously”.
Between June 2016 and June 2017, the Friends have raised an incredible £10,000 to support the hospital. Their fundraising has been supported by individuals, including Gwenda King who raised £1,000 by selling handmade greetings cards and the Rotary Club of Huntingdon, which raised £2,500 at a charity concert.
Each chair cost more than £470 and represents a significant investment that will benefit many patients.