LYNEBANK Hospital is to benefit from the amazing fundraising efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

An outdoor gym is to be installed at the Halbeath Road facility after the Fife Health Charity received £361,000 of grant funding from NHS Charities Together.

At the beginning of the first lockdown in March, Captain Sir Tom raised a massive £32.8 million for the NHS charity when he walked 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday – breaking the Guinness World Record for an individual’s charity walk.

As well as the gym for Lynebank Hospital, the grant will part-fund a range of initiatives across Fife including toiletries and home comforts for patients in hospital and wellbeing packs for healthcare staff.

It will also, along with existing funds, support the creation of permanent staff wellbeing hubs in community hospital sites across the Kingdom.

Tricia Marwick, chair of the Fife Health Charity’s Board of Trustees and Fife Health Board, said: “The generosity shown by the public, both here in Fife and elsewhere in the country, has been quite extraordinary and has helped patients and healthcare staff through the most challenging of times.

“With the recent passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore, we can reflect that the legacy of his efforts will be that the funds raised have made a real difference both to patients and those working tirelessly to care for them, enhancing the level of support available when it was needed most.”

Ellie Orton, chief executive for NHS Charities Together, added: “Captain Sir Tom Moore was a complete inspiration to us all and his memory lives on through the incredible programmes NHS charities have been able to fund.

“Thanks to his efforts, funds have reached the length and breadth of the UK through every one of our 241 member charities and they have made a huge difference on the ground, both to address the immediate needs of patients and staff and to support the longer-term recovery of the NHS.

“His legacy will live on through the work of the Captain Tom Foundation.”