Patient services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital have been presented with six new wheelchairs, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital group.

The new chairs, costing about £500 each, will be kept in the main entrance and used to help transport patients around the hospital.

Pat Butcher, chairman of the Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in our fundraising for the wheelchairs.”

Patient services manager Bev Balls added: “The wheelchairs have really made a difference to people coming into the main entrance. They are used every day and we would like to say ‘thank you’ to the Friends for their generous donation.”

Between June 2016 and June 2017, the group raised £10,000 to support the hospital. Their fundraising has been supported by individuals, including Gwenda King who raised £1,000 by selling handmade greetings cards and the Rotary Club of Huntingdon, which raised £2,500 at a charity concert.