20 November 2015

Freemasons support speech therapy project

Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund have donated £1,000 to our small project for the Speech and Language Therapy Department.  This will go towards the purchase of a range of equipment for patients with difficulty swallowing or impaired speech following a stroke, or with Parkinson’s disease, cancer of the throat, muscular dystrophy or head injuries.  Debbie Begent, Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service Manager, said ‘This donation will enable us to buy a tablet computer so that we can provide up-to-date and innovative speech therapy for stroke patients.  Using computer software they will be able to access speech therapy from their own homes and practise as often as they can.’

We need £15,000 to complete this project which will benefit 750 local patients each year.  Items are available for sponsorship range from digital voice recorders at £100 to a specialist monitor for endoscopes at £4,000.  Contact fundraising.scannappeal@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk if you would like more information.