Friends of Townlands Hospital (FROTH) were delighted to be presented with a cheque from Côte restaurant for £3018 on Saturday which was raised during their launch evenings when they asked people to ‘pay what they feel’ with all money going to the charity.
Caroline Newton, Chair of FROTH said, “We were delighted and surprised to receive this money from Côte and would like to thank the great generosity of the restaurant and their customers. We don’t know yet what we are going to spend it on but David (Côte Henley Manager) has indicated that he would like us to spend it on something for the staff at Townlands so we will take a look at that and we are looking at various other options including some outside seating.”
David Wilkins, Manager at Côte in Henley said, “We chose this charity because we wanted to support something locally in the town just to show we wanted to connect with the local community. The NHS was topical at the time but a lot of people wanted to make sure that the money was going to local hospital. I’m really open to do more things in the community.
Robert Aitken added, “Historically FROTH have bought things for Townlands hospital itself including things to help patients. Our most recent things we funded were an information brochure for patients, an ophthalmoscope (eye instrument) and a bladder scanner. Townlands runs patient clinics on behalf of the Royal Berkshire to save people travelling there and to relieve pressure on the Royal Berks and so the more specialist equipment they have got for the clinics, the better service they can provide.