Bideford Freemasons donate £1,000 to hospital

Yvonne Taylor, chairman of the Friends of Bideford Hospital receives the cheque from Bill Parrett an

Yvonne Taylor, chairman of the Friends of Bideford Hospital receives the cheque from Bill Parrett and Colin Lovering of the Bideford Freemasons and members of the Friends of Bideford Hospital. - Credit: Archant

Money will go towards the Friends of Bideford Hospital’s £3,000 appeal to buy a bariatric chair.

THE Bideford Freemasons have handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the Friends of Bideford Hospital which will help fund a new bariatric chair.

The Freemasons have raised the money over the last year and member Bill Parrett chose to donate it to the friends to give something back.

He said: “I lost my leg 18 months ago at North Devon District Hospital and the NHS has been absolutely wonderful.

“This is a wonderful hospital here and long may it remain for the people of Bideford.”


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Yvonne Taylor, chairman of the Friends, said the money would be used for the next project to buy a bariatric chair for clinically obese patients.

“This will cost around £3,000 so this has helped us well on our way,” said Yvonne.

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“I used to be a district nurse so I know how vital this hospital is to the community.”

Anyone who is interested in fundraising for the Friends of Bideford Hospital can contact Yvonne on 01271 372593.

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