Community Hospital cash boost

Community Hospital cash boost

Community hospital presented with funds raised during Chairman's civic year

Councillor Anthony Bagot-Webb, Chairman of South Northants Council (SNC) and Councillor Rosie Herring, Vice Chairman of SNC, have today (23 March) presented a cheque for £6,200 to the Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust.

Cllr Bagot-Webb was appointed as the district's Chairman in September 2020, and outgoing Chairman Cllr Rosie Herring, was appointed as Vice-Chairman.

Both councillors have had their tenure impacted by the pandemic, with lockdown restricting many of the normal fundraising activities undertaken by the Council's Chairman. Therefore, the funds raised come from both civic years - 2019/20 and 2020/21.

The chairman's charity raises funds through civic events and sponsorship activities.

Cllr Bagot-Webb commented: "It is of course disappointing, that like everything, my year as Chairman has been impacted so much by the pandemic.

"But as the last civic leadership team for SNC, Cllr Herring and I are delighted to be able to help such an important cause as the Brackley Hospital, who are providing a vital service to all residents of Brackley and surrounding areas."

Caryl Billingham accepted the cheque in her role as Chairman of the Brackley Hospital 2020 Trust, she commented: "On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank both Cllr Bagot-Webb and Cllr Herring for selecting our charity, and for raising such a significant amount during what has been a difficult time for everyone.

"The money will go towards buying a new ultrasound scanner, which will be a huge benefit to the hospital and all its patients."

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:01 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: Community, South Northants Council