Epsom Medical Equipment Fund

Founded in June 1979 as a charity, Epsom Medical Equipment Fund was established to relieve sickness and to protect and preserve the health of the general public by providing or assisting in the provision of facilities and equipment at Epsom Hospital which would not otherwise be provided by local health resources.

Their aim is to raise money to purchase medical equipment which will help diagnose, investigate and treat patients and hopefully bring about a cure. They stand to help those members of the local community who may have a need to use the equipment purchased by the Fund.

Key milestones include the purchase of the first CT scanner for Epsom Hospital. Since then, Epsom Medical Equipment Fund has purchased equipment which has enabled new services to be set up to help the community Epsom Hospital serves. So far, they have raised over £5million for the purchase of equipment.

Other achievements include the purchase of a £71,000 X-ray machine to replace the one that had broken down, the purchase of a Fibro Scan for investigating liver disease and two wrist traction devices which will help prevent the need for surgery to be carried out on broken wrists, and the £50,000 state of the art vascular scanner which plays an instrumental role in assessing and diagnosing patients with vascular problems and stroke.

There are many ways people can support the work of the Fund:

  • By organising an event
  • By attending one of the Fund's events
  • Through sponsorship
  • By supporting the car boot sales organised by the Fund (currently on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • By making donations
  • Legacies
  • Volunteering.

Full details are given on the Epsom Medical Equipment Fund website (opens in a new window), including a list of upcoming events and how to donate money.

Volunteer with the Fund

The Fund is seeking a a reliable, enthusiastic person to commit to volunteering on a day to be agreed. To express interest or for more information, please contact Bess Harding on 020 8337 8181. For more information about the process to become a volunteer at Epsom Hospital, please visit www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/volunteer

Key contacts

Bess Harding MBE
Fund Coordinator

Postal address
Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
32 Tealing Drive

Tel: 020 8337 8181
Email: bessharding42@yahoo.com (please note the Fund's new email address)

Events to raise funds for Epsom Medical Equipment Fund

The following have been organised in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund to raise money for medical equipment for Epsom Hospital.

Fundraising dinner at Topo Gigio, Kingston Road, Ewell at 6.30pm on Wedesday 27 August  

It has been such a long time since we have all met up and our April 1 Dinner was not intended as an April Fool’s Day joke but lockdown came quickly. We have arranged a dinner on Thursday, 27 August at 6:30pm at Topo Gigio, Ewell and we hope that many of you will be able to come and support us. I popped along last week to Topo Gigio to sample the menu which is quite an extensive special menu for diners to choose from and this is available from Bess Harding (020 8337 8181) as we need to order in advance. It is a three course meal with tickets £25 each. Drinks are extra. Social distancing will be in place which made the restaurant look quite different.   Please book early as space is limited. In these uncertain times we are trying to support our local restaurants.

Front Garden Sale – 32 Tealing Drive, Ewell, Surrey, KT19 0JS. Saturday, 29 August and Monday, 31 August from 10am-4pm.

A sale of new items – shawls, baby knitwear, knitted hats, gloves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, pictures, greetings cards, raffle, lucky dip and more will be held in the front garden of 32 Tealing Drive on Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August commencing at 10am through to 4pm to raise money to purchase medical equipment which will benefit the local community that Epsom General Hospital serves. Do come along and support us – social distancing; please wear a mask. 

Antique valuation day by Newland Antiques at The Famous Green Man: 71 Ewell High Street, Surrey, KT17 1RX on Thursday, 3 September 2020, 10am-3pm

Due to last year’s success we are proud to announce the return of our Antique Valuation Day by Newland Antiques Ltd. at The Famous Green Man.    Newland Antiques Ltd. are fully covid aware.  Social distancing will be in place; please wear a mask when your valuation takes place. The charge will be £2 per item appraised with the money going to Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Any purchase made will be immediate with cash so bring along your valuables, you may be delighted by the cash offer made.  If you have larger items you want valued and maybe to sell home visits can be arranged, please let Bess know (020 8337 8181) so that arrangements can be made.

Charity car boot Sales (supported by AutoTest) 

The car boot sales have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemnic. The car boot sales raises much needed funds for Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. The Fund is rateful to AutoTest for their support over the years.

Epsom Light Opera Company: 'Crazy For You' at Epsom Playhouse from 13-17 October 2020 (postponed from April 2020)

After much deliberation, the production team and ELOC Committee decided to postpone Crazy For You until 13-17 October 2020. We hope you will be able to make this new date. A collection will be made during the interval and after the show for Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. ELOC have supported EMEF for many years and the Fund is very appreciative to for their support.

Barn Dance at Ewell Castle School, Saturday 31 October at 7pm, with the Hogsmill Group and caller Veronica

Sadly, the very popular barn dance which was due to be held in April has been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 31 October (subject to confirmation). Tickets are £20 each to include a fish and chip supper (please bring your own dips, nibbles, drink and glass). Tickets are available from Bess Harding on 020 8337 8181.

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