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.”
As part of the Friends of Yeatman Hospital wish to share the most recent safety and personal protection information regarding COVID 19 below are 10 important actions for everyone to consider.
As part of his Mayoral duties, Cllr Jon Andrews, Mayor of Sherborne, together with his wife Jane, the Mayoress, made a restricted visit to the Yeatman Hospital to show their support for the staff and patients during the COVID19 pandemic.
In an appropriate socially distanced setting, David Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, presented Anne Hiscocks, former matron of the Hospital, with a gift of appreciation on behalf of the Trustees and Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.
Several local seamstresses took the initiative and sewed thousands of facemasks to raise funds for the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital while encouraging the local community to protect themselves. Gail Felgate and Sarah Chilcott raised over £2900 with their doorstep sales of handsewn masks.