Oximeters – caring for our community

At the request of local GPs, Ross-on-Wye Community Development Trust used some of the generous public donations received to purchase 20 oximeters. The little devices are used to measure oxygen levels at home if a GP has concerns about a patient’s health during a telephone consultation. Locals can ask one of the charity’s volunteers to deliver an oximeter to their house and they can borrow the device for as long as the doctor thinks they need it. The oximeters come with full instructions on how to use them and are available at three locations in Ross, as well as Brampton Abbots, Bridstow, Lea, Upton Bishop and Weston-under-Penyard. The oximeters can only be loaned if requested by a GP, they are not available for general loan.

Face mask giveaway – keeping Ross safe

Following generous donations from The Safety Shack and Hereford Freemasons, Ross-on-Wye Community Development Trust was able to purchase a large number of face masks which volunteers delivered to the community for free of charge, to help keep Ross-on-Wye safe. Volunteers on the Ross Good Neighbours’ shopping team delivered them to local households and in addition, a stall was set up in the town’s Market Place where the free masks were distributed. In total, more than 300 masks were handed out within 24 hours of being advertised.

Gloucester Road Wall – restoration

An ancient stone wall in Ross-on-Wye town centre fell into disrepair and posed a threat to public safety. Following a generous donation from Balfour Beatty, the Ross-on-Wye Community Development Trust invested the money into the restoration of the wall. Without this sort of financial support the trust wouldn’t have the resources to address local projects needing attention and in turn wouldn’t be able to help to keep Ross-on-Wye safe for residents and visitors alike.

(Repair works are currently ongoing as of November 2020)