Chatsworth Ward

Back in November 2018, Warsop Inner Wheel presented one day date time clock to Tom Hunt, Ward Manager of the Chatsworth Ward at the Community Hospital. President Ruth asked Tom to put a wish list together for staff and patients, to pick things that may help them whilst at the ward. Many patients are in Chatsworth for rehabilitation 24/7 for  upto 6 weeks, and in special cases even longer.

As you will see from the wish list, we did pretty well by March, when we took in items donated from Dave Logan at The Adrenalin Jungle. Dave said ‘I’m not always able to attend events as we have a pretty busy schedule here at the Jungle. So when President Ruth put out a request for some fans, and other bits and bobs, we were really pleased we could help out’. The Adrenalin Jungle purchased two each of digital radios, fans and day date time clocks. We also had donations of hair dryers and straighteners from a campaign ran on facebook. Plus a donation of two blue DAB radios from Karen and Vince Newbury in Ware, who’s lives had been touched by MS. Plus a donation from the Club of toiletries, as not all patients are fortunate enough to arrive with the basics that most of us take for granted.

In June 2019, ladies of Warsop Inner Wheel, family and friends of patients attended an open day to celebrate a year of fundraising and present the ward with over £700 worth of items, donated and purchased for their specific use. Including two beautiful love seats with coordinating parasol.

Members of the Huthwaite Hub joined us on the day to provide a craft themed entertainment. Jewellery making, wood turning lathe demonstrations and wood burning skills were all available for staff, residents and our guests to have a go at.

Well done everyone for a fantastic event. Patients and staff were thoroughly excited about the event and couldn’t believe the generosity of people who attended.

Thank you ladies for all your hard work and for those who came to help out on the day.

A generous donation was given to the fund by the UDM Nottingham Section Welfare & Convalescent Fund. This Charity was initially set up in 1988 to assist persons employed or formerly employed in the Nottinghamshire coalfield, providing charitable benefits for members/ex-members of the UDM who were suffering from hardship.

The Charity’s governing document gives the Trustees a wide discretion as to the use to which the Charity’s assets are awarded.  Anyone wishing to benefit from the Fund should telephone the UDM on 01623 541407.

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