Friends of Royston Hospital, now renamed HealthAid Royston, is reaching out into the community to help with health issues during what is proving to be one of the most difficult times in a generation.
John Davies, chairman of HealthAid, says: “If and when our hospital is put to proper use again, we will of course to give it all of our support. In the meantime, we want to do what we can to help those that fall through the cracks in the healthcare system. Our recent grants have included the supply of medication for the air ambulance service and a defibrillator for St Mary’s School. As feared, mental health issues have been exacerbated by the covid restrictions and we have provided funding for art therapy sessions at Tannery Drift School, counselling, play therapy sessions at Bassingbourn primary school and early years teaching and music therapy for Meldreth primary school. Funding has also been provided for 32 sessions of counselling at the new KJAR Wellbeing Centre, The Bridge.”
The group is appealing for new trustees and is also registered with the North Herts Community Lottery.