The Jack May Trust Fund was initially founded to facilitate the use of donations to the Health Centre to provide items specifically of benefit to patients and for which funding might not otherwise be available; and has subsequently become a registered charity (thus enabling the benefit of Gift Aid donations), funded by various sources of income such as donations and the proceeds of fund raising events.
The Trustees are Colin Brookbanks, Peter Brighton, Peter Appleton and Tom Hamilton.
Proposals for the use of the Trust's income are considered at meetings of the Trustees with Health Centre staff, with authorisation of expenditure on approved projects being the specific responsibility of the Trustees and implementation being the responsibility of pertinent staff.
Expenditure to date has covered such diverse items as:
improvements to the treatment room and to furniture in the waiting room
provision of medical equipment additional to the standard scale, where this was considered to be worthwhile, e.g nebulisers for emergency use by patients
support for services where the NHS lead time is excessive or NHS funding is no longer available, e.g. counselling
the funding of this website
automatic entrance doors to the Health Centre
Donations to the Fund are always welcome (by cash or cheque made payable to Jack May Trust Fund) and further information on the Fund can be obtained from Reception, the Practice Manager or any of the Trustees.