Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust gives £35,000 grant to local hospitals

Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust gives £35,000 grant to local hospitals

Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust gives £35,000 grant to local hospitals

First published in News
Last updated

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Arthritis Trust (GAT) has given grants of over £35,000 to boost arthritis care in local hospitals.

Cirencester, Tetbury, the North Cotswolds hospital near Moreton-in-Marsh and the George Moore Community Clinic in Bourton-on-the-Water all shared grants of £9,000.

Announcing GAT’s financial results at the AGM treasurer Dylan Jenkins said: "Increased donations have meant we could help even more people.

“We have had fantastic local support from the Cirencester Golf Club, Waitrose, Octavia’s Bookshop, the Cirencester Choral Society as well as Tesco at Stow-on-the-Wold.

"Not forgetting amazing individuals like Mollie Wise in Bourton-on-the Water whose annual garden party raised £1,400 for GAT last year."

Dylan went on to say that GAT was proud to have provided medical equipment which means more than 2,000 people every year can have an operation which will help improve their mobility.

A total of 70,000 local people suffer from arthritis and not all of them are elderly. GAT trustees also gave Gloucestershire Royal Hospital a grant of more than £10,000 making it possible for surgeons to treat younger people in the early stages of hip arthritis.

Children too have benefitted by GAT funding more than £3,000 worth of child-sized physiotherapy equipment at the Gloucester Children’s Clinic.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:07pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Cotswold Lad says...

Nice to see a "good news" story making it through the mountain of bad news stories we seem to see all the time. Nice to for them to say 'thank you' to the people/organisations that have helped raise money. Nice to see Cirencester Golf Club doing some good too.
Nice to see a "good news" story making it through the mountain of bad news stories we seem to see all the time. Nice to for them to say 'thank you' to the people/organisations that have helped raise money. Nice to see Cirencester Golf Club doing some good too. Cotswold Lad
  • Score: 5

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree