League of Friends donate £10,000 to community services

2 April 2019

The Newton Abbot Hospital League of Friends has donated over £10,000 to the Albany Street Clinic run by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

The funds, presented to the Trust’s Community Services Team based in Albany Street Clinic, were spent on a revamp of the staff kitchen and creation of a seating area.

A special opening was staged to unveil the new-look kitchen where Pam Honeywill, League of Friends Chair, joined by Rose Teh, League of Friends Secretary, cut a ceremonial ribbon.

Becky Bettesworth, a local artist, also attended and kindly donated a print for the wall in the kitchen. The event included a cake-baking competition which was judged by the visitors.

Su Skelly, Community Services Manager said: “The Community Health and Social Care Team at Albany Street Clinic were delighted to have Pam and Rose attend the opening of their new kitchen, which was so generously funded by the Newton Abbot Hospital League of Friends.

“Pam and Rose did a great job of also judging the team ‘bake off’ for which staff had prepared some delicious treats. The staff are so pleased with the new kitchen facility and the ability that it gives them to take a lunch break away from their desk and talk with colleagues from across the building.”

Helen Ireland, the Trust’s Assistant Director of Operations for Newton Abbot Integrated Service Unit, said: “We are extremely grateful for the hard work and support from the League of Friends as their donations are invaluable to supporting our services, staff and patients.”

The Newton Abbot Hospital League of Friends is a charity that over the years has made significant contributions to improve levels of care for the people of Newton Abbot and the surrounding areas through fundraising events and donations.

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