The Cecily Baker Charity
was formed over thirty years from a generous bequest from Saltash resident Cecily Baker who died in 1979.
The objects of Charity are:
To relieve poverty, sickness, old age and infirmity to those living in Saltash, and who receive in or out patient or nursing care from Saltash based medical or nursing premises or other health related services, by provision of aids to daily living and mobility equipment. We also give financial or other support where such needs cannot be provided by the NHS or other State sources.
This is achieved primarily by loaning medical equipment such as wheelchairs (but not mobility scooters or similar electrical/mechanical mobility aids), commodes, crutches, and walking frames etc to individual applicants. The Charity also funds minor grants in support of medical or social needs which meet the Charity’s objects in the Constitution, but exclusively through applications submitted on behalf of individuals by Saltash based Health Visitors and other health professionals.
The Charity is funded by the return on investments made from the original bequest from Cecily Baker’s estate, and donations from both grateful users of the Charity’s equipment, and other members of the public.
The Charity is managed by six Trustees, assisted by six volunteers who issue and receive equipment lent on a monthly rota basis, from the small property rented by the Charity in Saltash for this purpose. Trustees and volunteers support the Charity on an unpaid basis.