In August we were thrilled to be able to purchase a much needed standing aid for the use of patients in the Wards at the QEQM Hospital with some of your generous donations to the Cheerful Sparrows Co-Op Community appeal. Staff have reported that many patients’ physical and mental health has improved because they can now access the bathroom, have their hair washed and a proper body wash, and can now sit at a table together for lunch, reducing the sense of isolation.