This Fund was started in 1984 by Mr M S Gummer for the purchase and upkeep of the ECG machine which was to remain the property of the Friends.
Over the years, money has been donated and collected through the sale of books to be used for other purchases for the benefit of patients at the surgery.
The regular income is collected from sales of used books and videos that are available in the surgery waiting room. Patients and visitors donate small amounts of money (usually £1-£2) from a supply that is donated to the surgery by patients and visitors.
Occasionally, bequests are made to the surgery and they are also paid into this account.
Originally the fund was established to purchase an ECG machine and to pay for the upkeep, it being the property of the FoCS and on loan to the Surgery.
Since then the fund has been used for the benefit of patients e.g. additions to the waiting room comfort, including a radio and toys for children.
Ideas for use of the funds are discussed at the Surgery’s PHCT (Primary Health Care Team) where all staff have an opportunity to make suggestions.
Patients who think that there is something that would be useful to have in the surgery that we could buy from this fund, should let us know by emailing Cropredy.Surgery@nhs.net or by using traditional mail and writing to Nicci Bennett, Practice Manager, Cropredy Surgery, Claydon Road, Cropredy Banbury OX17 1FB.
Similarly, any donations for the fund can be made by writing to the same address, making cheques payable to Cropredy Surgery.