Building society donates sports equipment to Cavell Centre

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 EMN-161003-172814001
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 EMN-161003-172814001
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Building society members have given £300 to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) 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.

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.”