Generous donation helps to equip new Cedars gym

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News, Recovery and wellbeing on 5th July, 2017

From left to right:  Rachael Buckland  Amy Brazier  Lee Wood  Milly Ody  Becca Bates  Evie FaulknerOccupational Therapy staff at The Cedars in Exeter have expressed their gratitude to David Lloyd Exeter after it generously donated equipment to improve what was available 
in the gyms on the unit’s two wards.

Occupational Therapist at The Cedars, Milly Ody, explains:  “Physical exercise is incredibly important to the people we support here, who have a range of mental health needs.  We have set-up small gym rooms on each of our two wards, but have been struggling to provide a wide range of equipment that people will find interesting and stimulating.

“I am a member of David Lloyd Exeter and contacted them on the off-chance that they may have old, unwanted or unused equipment. Their response could not have been more helpful. I met with their Training Manager, Dan Fleming, we talked about our work and how we would like to improve the variety and quality of gym equipment that we are able to offer to people using our service.  Very quickly, Dan furnished us with a wide range of kit including mats, weighted bags and balls, resistance bands and boxing gloves and pads.

“We are extremely grateful and, on behalf of the staff and patients at The Cedars, I’d like to say a big thank you – the equipment has already made a huge difference.