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The Nurse Marjorie Bott Memorial Fund

Registered Charity No. 244490

Marjorie Bott was District Nurse in this area from 1948 until her sudden death in 1961. She was a very caring person and much loved in the village.

After her death, friends thought it appropriate that a Fund was formed in her memory. The purpose of the Fund was to allow the local doctors and nurses to supply instant help to local families in need, in any way which would support and comfort the sick or needy. The doctors and nurses may apply to the Trustees of the Fund for such help, and monies or other goods passed to the needy recipient. This may be done anonymously so that the Trustees do not know the name of the recipient.

In recent years the role of the Fund has widened, and it now regularly purchases items of medical equipment not usually supplied by the NHS for use in the St Giles Surgery or in patients homes. At Christmas time the Fund also supplies hampers and flowers (and even sacks of coal on occasions!) to the elderly and needy locally.

The Fund covers the Parishes of Chalfont St Giles and Seer Green. There are no administration costs, so every penny donated to the Fund goes to worthy causes. Income is generated via collection boxes, gifts and legacies, fund- raising events and donations from local clubs and societies.

If you did not know about our Fund we hope that these brief details will encourage you to support us.

Further details available from the village surgery.

 

Over the last few years the Fund has purchased:

ECG machine
Ultrasound scanner
Contribution towards disabled person's shower
"Panic button" for disabled person
Automatic cardiac defibrillator
Audiometer
Cryotherapy gun and liquid nitrogen flask
Automatic portable blood-pressure monitor
Electronic blood-pressure monitors
Blood oxygen monitor
Cautery equipment
Ambulance chair
Nebulisers
Bed-wetting alarm
Baby scales, measuring and changing mats
TENS machines