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 £4m 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.
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
- By making donations
Full details are given on the Epsom Medical Equipment Fund website, 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 Thursday afternoon. To express interest or for more information, please contact Bess Harding. For more information about the process to become a volunteer at Epsom Hospital, please visit www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/volunteer.
Bess Harding MBE
Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
32 Tealing Drive
Tel: 020 8337 8181
Events to raise funds for Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
The following events have been organised in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund to raise money for medical equipment for Epsom Hospital.
Charity dinner - Wednesday 28 November
Epsom Medical Equipment Fund have a fund raising pre-Christmas dinner on Wednesday 28 November at Il Capriccio, High Street, Ewell at 7pm (pay car park at rear of premises). Tickets are £25 each for a three course meal, drinks, extra. Please come and support Epsom Medical Equipment Fund to help raise money for medical equipment for Epsom hospital. Come alone or with a group, you are all most welcome. Tickets are required in advance. Please book by calling 020 8337 8181.
Choirs will be singing at the Ashley Shopping Centre, Epsom, at the following times and dates, outside House of Fraser. Collections will be made which will go towards Epsom Medical Equipment Fund to purchase medical equipment for Epsom Hospital.
Friday 30 November, 10am-11am, Ewell Grove Primary & Nursery School
Monday 3 December, 10am-11am, Stamford Green Junior School
Monday 3 December, 11am-11.30am, Ewell Castle
Monday 3 December, 11.30am-midday, St. Christopher's
Tuesday 4 December, 10am-11am, West Ewell Infants School
Tuesday 4 December, 11am-midday, The Downsmen
Tuesday 4 December, 2pm-3pm, Wallace Fields Junior School
Wednesday 5 December, 10am-11am, St. Clements Junior School
Wednesday 5 December, 11am-midday, St. Martin's CofE School
Wednesday 5 December, 2pm-3pm, Shawley Community School
Thursday 6 December, 5pm-7pm, St. Joseph's Church Choir
Friday 7 December, 10am-11am, St. Joseph's Junior
Friday 7 December, 11am-midday, Riverview Road CofE Primary School
Monday 10 December, 10am-midday, Epsom Choral Society
Thursday 13 December, 11.10am-12.10pm, Danetree Junior School.
Epsom Medical Equipment Fund's Choir will be singing at:
Sainsbury's Kiln Lane, Saturday 15 December, 10am-11.30am.
Come along and show your support.
Sale of cards and goods
Epsom Medical Equipment Fund have a large selection of recycled and environmentally friendly Christmas cards for sale at £1 per pack. We also have hand-knitted items for sale: hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, shawls, baby knitwear, as well as a host of other items suitable for Christmas presents. We are located in the Wells Wing, ground floor next to the lifts, and are open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. Do come and have a browse.