Exercise is not just for Active October - stay active all year!!
Active October is a month for everyone in Minchinhampton to commit to being more healthy, whether that be through exercise or healthy eating. But don't stop there, keep it up all year!!
Active October was launched at the Minchinhampton Country Fayre on 14.9.13 with an information stall
and this amazing inflatable from The Fifth Dimension. Go on get active!!
An Extend class runs at The Hub on Tobacconist Road every Tuesday from 10am and incorporates a new class for the over 60s which is a Social Event with Health Benefits for £3 a session when you can regain and extend active life (seated and standing options). The class is run by Clare Bader.
Minchinhampton Surgery Charitable Trust
Charity No 1125063
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Chairman Mrs Anne Neal
Honorary Secretary Mr David Forbes
Honorary Treasurer Mrs Farimah Englefield
Mrs Marjorie Condie
Dr David Pouncey and Dr Andy Simpson
We have set up this charitable trust to enhance the services available at Minchinhampton Surgery. Our vision is to integrate top quality NHS general practice with the best available complementary and physical therapies, all under one roof. Why travel to Stroud for physiotherapy when you could have it at the surgery in a purpose built gym and rehabilitation centre? We would like Chiropractic treatment, acupuncture and art therapy all available in the surgery.
The trustees of the charity are made up of patients and GPs. We have regular trustee meetings and have a registered Trust Deed that is available on request. If you would like to get involved with the Trust please let us know.
We would like to build a new surgery in Minchinhampton to replace the present surgery at Bell Lane. We have no space to expand at Bell Lane, barely any parking and inadequate facilities for the disabled. A new surgery will be financed by the NHS but is an opportunity to add in new facilities and services that could be funded by the Trust.
A Healthy Living Centre
We want to promote health rather than just treat disease and have a vision to set up a Healthy Living Centre. This will allow us to promote good health as well as rehabilitating ill people. Your donation will really make a difference.
What do you want?
What new services would you like to see at Minchinhampton Surgery? Please let us know what you would like in the new surgery. This is an opportunity to start new services and to try to move existing NHS services that at present are only available in Stroud or Gloucester to the new surgery. Please write to Dr Andy Simpson at the surgery or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why donate to the Trust?
The Trust will use the money donated to build the additional “trust wing” of the new surgery and then to run the additional services in the new surgery. Minchinhampton is a wonderful place to live and deserves the best 21st Century Surgery.
How to donate?
Please make cheques payable to Minchinhampton Surgery Charitable Trust. We would like to apply for GIFT Aid on donations, the Gift Aid forms can be collected from the surgery reception. Alternatively just click on the button to donate online:
Our Fundraising Launch at Chavenage House 25.2.11 in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal
The Princess Royal with the Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter and our Ex-chair of Trustees Bernard Dunkley and Dr David Pouncey
Photographer Rupert Marlow
Our special advisor Mr John Hazelwood CBE with Mr Bob Oldmeadow
Col Lowsley-Williams kindly donated the use of Chavenage House for the function
Mr Nick Hurst the chairman of the Parish Council with Mrs Sue Collingwood and the Rev Dr Chris Collingwood, Mr Rod Marlow and Mrs Kathy Hurst
Dr Chris Booth who retired from the surgery in 1997 with Mrs E Driver and in the background Mr David Driver with Mrs Sheila Booth
The Chair of the PCT Mrs Ruth FitzJohn with Mrs Rowena Stapleton and Mr Nigel Stapleton
Mr Alastair Hignell CBE and Mrs Jeannie Hignell and Mrs Kate Eaglestone
Our Honorary Secretary Mr David Forbes with Mrs Kathy Hurst
Ms Rachel Felton (physiotherapist) Dr David Pouncey, Dr Susie Weir, Dr Annemarie Marlow, Mrs Carol Stonham (lead practice nurse) Mr Adrian Lyster (acupuncturist) and Ms Sue Collins (art therapist)
see our practice website at www.minchsurgery.nhs.uk
Contact us on 01453 883793
This website is in the process of construction - much more information available soon.