The Karen Ball Fund was originally set up to provide improved facilities for the care of the terminally ill in the county of Rutland.
In 2015 after 27 years of fundraising to provide, medical equipment and practical help to support the people of Rutland the Trustees of the Fund decided at their January Meeting that the Fund should change to meet the changing needs of the local community.
The League of Friends of Rutland Hospitals have kindly agreed to oversee the Special Care Suite and its adjoining garden at the Rutland Memorial Hospital.
In 2004 the Fund started to provide Defibrillators in Rutland, We continue to help fund public access defibrillators and are well on the way to have helped with the provision of 50 defibrillators across the community.
The funds’ Defibrillator Coordinator will continue to work with the The Community HeartBeat Trust to help fund and advise on the provision of state of the art defibrillators in Rutland.
We will also continue to provide travel grants to cancer sufferers and those visiting family who are having in-hospital treatment for cancer. Those requiring practical help should contact the For Rutland Advisor based at the Citizens Advice Rutland 56 High Street, Oakham.
The Fund is administered by a small Board of Trustees, and is a Registered Charity (No.702572)