New equipment presented to trainee doctors

David Sykes presents the new equipment to the trainee doctors at the Pocklington Group Practice.
David Sykes presents the new equipment to the trainee doctors at the Pocklington Group Practice.

The chairman of the Pocklington Relief in Need charity, David Sykes, has presented staff at the Pocklington Group Practice with items of equipment for its trainee doctors to use during their training attachments.

The Pocklington Relief in Need Charity has a long history dating back to it’s formation in December 1732 – being created from the will of a lady called Ann Blackbeard.

A further five funds were added but through the passage of time the funds became dormant. In 1982 a local solicitor applied to the charity commission to incorporate them into one local charity administered by five Trustees.

This became Pocklington Relief in Need Charity.

The aim of the charity is to provide a completely confidential service to give immediate awards out of the fund to Pocklington people in sudden need.

A spokesman said: “We have about £1,000 for distribution each year. You can see this means we cannot provide ongoing help but we pride ourselves in providing that all important immediate response. One of our regular beneficiaries are the Citizens Advice Bureau which helps keep their local facility at the Methodist Church on Tuesday mornings.

“The charity welcomes applications from people in need and will do all they can to assist.”

Pocklington Relief in Need still has money available to assist people in the area who are in temporary need.

Anyone wishing their case to be considered is asked to contact one of the trustees in confidence. Contact Dave Sykes 01759 306844 or Richard Wood 01759 305147 for more details.