Charity Fund

Wool Surgery Charity Fund
(Registered Charity Number 900299)

This is a local charity based at the surgery, which raises funds and donates equipment used in the treatment of local people. It was formed originally because of a number of kind and unsolicited donations of funds, which we needed to account for in a proper manner.

Money has been used in the past to provide such items as nursing aids for the disabled, a Nimbus bed (to help nurse very ill patients in their own homes), asthma nebulisers, diabetes meters, operating lights, heart monitors and defibrillators, ECG machines, and an autoclave for sterilising instruments.

Donations to the Trust are always very welcome, and the Trustees would like to record their gratitude to all those who have made the above purchases possible.

Please see below an extract of minutes taken at a meeting of The Wool Surgery Charity Fund

Wool Surgery Charity Fund

Registered Charity no. 900299

At our last meeting the Trustees discussed whether there might be some needs we are not meeting. For example, people who are ill sometimes need small health-related items that they find hard to afford, or they may need help with transport costs. (We have heard of cases where an elderly person found a long journey to visit their ill spouse, too difficult to manage more than very occasionally – if at all.)

If you have a personal need of this kind, (or you know someone else who does and are happy for them to know you suggested it), we may be able to offer confidential help. Please approach Dr Mugford via Surgery Reception, or ask any of the other Trustees – names below – and we will see if there is anything the Fund can do to assist.

This Trust Deed extract shows that the fund officially exists for the following aims:

  1. The relief of sickness and the preservation and protection of health of all persons who are resident in Dorset, but particularly those resident in Wool, Bovington, Lulworth, Winfrith Newburgh, and the surrounding areas by the provision, maintenance, repairs, and replacement (where not readily available from statutory sources) of medical equipment (including drugs, dressings, foods, and other services) used in the care and treatment of such persons. (In this context, the term "care and treatment" includes the prevention of disease as well as its treatment. "Persons" includes the human foetus from the moment of its conception. "Health" includes physical health, or mental health, or both.);
  2. To advance the education of persons resident in the beneficial area about the enhancement of health in general;
  3. The relief of poverty among the sick, suffering, disabled, handicapped, or infirm in the beneficial area;
  4. To promote and undertake and to assist in promoting and undertaking research, surveys, and investigations into health matters generally and to publish the useful results of such research, surveys, and investigations.

In actual practice the funds currently are most often used for the purchase of equipment in cases where the NHS does not supply it. This is certainly of benefit to local people as all this equipment is used either in our local surgery or in patients’ homes.


Mrs Gill Webb (Chairman)


Dr. Chris Irwin

Dr Richard Mugford

Mr. Neville Langford

Mrs. Faith Brown


Mr Chris Melhuish

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