Ian Bartle, Sherborne Primary School Headteacher, wrote this week to thank the Friends of Yeatman Hospital for their support in helping the most vulnerable children at the school, during this most challenging time.
The Charity arm of The Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne fear the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) could become a “convenient covid casualty” as it remains temporarily closed. The MIU at the hospital closed on April 6, during the early weeks of lockdown, a decision taken by Dorset Health Care Trust to manage the impact of covid-19.
The 2020 Friends of Yeatman Hospital AGM “was a success”, said Chairman David Hayes…. “Normally we have between 30-40 attendees. This year we peaked at 35 on line registered attendees including Friends and members of the public. As it was our first online AGM for all of us we have to be pleased with the results”
We have been busy during the last year working together to meet the numerous challenges due to the global crisis of COVD19 by supporting local campaigns, identifying both the problems and opportunities that COVID19 has presented.
A new opportunity has become available for an experienced Events Management & Fundraising Lead Volunteer.
Local artist, Gill Tiddy, requested that the proceeds from the sale of her paintings and art materials should be donated to the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. Local neighbours organised the sale in August and raised over £1000.
David Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital welcomed the announcement by Dorset County Hospital and Dorset HealthCare to provide a new dedicated rehabilitation unit for people recovering from stroke and neurological illnesses or injuries.
Craig Hardaker, (34 from Sherborne, ) of Communifit has been a true charity champion to Sherborne’s Friends of Yeatman Hospital this year raising just under £350 for the charity.
“Following an internal review and having taken clinical and legal advice, my fellow trustees decided the risks were too high, so we cancelled the car boot sale this year. For the same reasons we cancelled the May car boot sale.”