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League of Friends donates new road sweeper to Musgrove - 04 April 2016

League of Friends donates new road sweeper to Musgrove - 04 April 2016

League Of Friends Donate Road Sweeper To MusgroveThe grounds at Musgrove Park Hospital will be extra spruce, thanks to a generous donation of a state of the art new road sweeper vehicle by the League of Friends.

The League of Friends has funded a three-cylinder diesel ‘Hako Citymaster 600’ sweeper, to help keep the hospital roads and pathways clean and tidy – and safe for patients and visitors.  art new road
sweeper vehicle by the League of Friends.

The sweeper’s high manoeuvrability means it can be used to clear up a range of things including rubbish and spillages. With added attachments, it can also be used to clear snow and spread salt or grit to keep the pathways safe for patients when bad weather threatens.

The sweeper has already saved a significant amount of time in keeping pathways clear, as it is much faster than doing the work by hand.

It also keeps its driver protected from any bad weather in a state of the art comfort cabin.

Peter Renshaw, Chairman of the League of Friends, said: “My colleagues and I are delighted to be able to make this donation to our local hospital.

“I know it will make an easier job of keeping the hospital grounds clean, helping to save the precious time of staff and maintain a pleasant and clean environment for all patients, staff and visitors.”

Simon Rigby, Musgrove’s associate director of estates and facilities, said: “The team and I are extremely grateful to the League of Friends for their generous donation. Without their help, Musgrove would not have been able to benefit from such a multi-tasking machine.

“The sweeper is making a real difference in supporting the ongoing maintenance of a clean site, as well as saving colleagues’ time and saving the hospital money.”

Formed in 1959 by The Rotary Club of Taunton, The League of Friends of the Taunton Hospital, Musgrove Park, is one of the oldest local charities. It promotes voluntary service in the hospital and raises funds to buy extra equipment over and above what the NHS can afford to provide.

Find out more about the League of Friends of the Taunton Hospital, at: www.leagueoffriendsmusgrovepark.co.uk/  

Pictured above, from left to right: Colin Drummond, Chairman of Musgrove Park Hospital, Colin Hawkins and Josie Parsons of the Taunton League of Friends, Ricky Limm, of the Musgrove distribution team, Simon Rigby, associate director of estates and facilities at Musgrove Park Hospital, Chris Cutting and Anne Bartaby of the Taunton League of Friends, Peter Renshaw, Chairman of the Taunton League of Friends, and Julia Steer and Nigel Handbury of the Taunton League of Friends.