Good sports! Building society makes CPFT donation

Generous gift will aid patients at the Cavell Centre in Peterborough

Good sports! Building society makes CPFT donation
04 March 2016



Building society members have given £300 to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust to buy new sports equipment.

The donation from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation will be spent on a range of activities for patients at the Trust’s Cavell Centre in Bretton, Peterborough.

The Cavell Centre has a number of psychiatric and older people’s wards along with a unit for those with learning disabilities and the centre’s indoor gymnasium is used by hundreds of patients every year.

Nora O’Shea, CPFT’s physical activities facilitator, said: “There are clear links between improving mental health by improving physical health, so the gym is very well used.

“We are always looking to purchase new equipment so this kind donation from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is very welcome.

“We have already bought a special curling set which can be used in the gym by patients of all ages and we’ve got plans for other items as well.”

The cheque was presented to CPFT staff at the Cavell Centre by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s Hampton branch manager Debbie Perkins and customer advisor Zoe Dolby. The N and P is part of the Yorkshire.

Debbie said: “We were delighted to make the donation to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. The staff help thousands of patients on the road to recovery every year and that is perfectly in keeping with the aims of our Charitable Foundation.”

Pictured above are CPFT’s Whitney Holmes, Tracey Cater and Nora O’Shea (right) with Zoe Dolby and Debbie Perkins from the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s Hampton branch 

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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