The Derek Mead Health Room
The Derek Mead Health Room was opened officially by HRH The Princess Royal on 15th October 2019 in memory of Derek Mead who built Sedgemoor Auction Centre as a facility for farmers to have free trade for their livestock. Derek believed if you could not trade freely you would not be in control of ‘fair market prices’ and Sedgemoor Auction Centre certainly allows for farmers to trade in normal market conditions.
Katherine Hawke and Alistair Mead opened this Health room in memory of their late father Derek Mead. It is a perfect legacy for a man who had the vision and foresight in his industry to be ahead of the game. Derek was also a man who did not mince his words and for this reason he was an impressive ambassador for our farming industry. He is greatly missed not just by his close family but many people in the wider farming community and the Somerset community he served.
The Health Room is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Sedgemoor Auction Centre and is your gateway to better health . It is open to all farmers, farm workers and country folk from any area of the UK.
We are very proud to say that the health room is funded by the NHS and is professionally providing a much needed service from Sedgemoor Auction Centre. An NHS a nurse and receptionist are on hand to carry out essential health checks such as blood pressure monitoring and blood sugar testing, whilst also offering support for general wellbeing and is more importantly someone to talk to. If further medical help is needed the professional team can assist and make contact with the correct and most beneficial medical journey for each of its visitors. Best of all, the health room is situated in an environment that allows farmers and country folk to still wear their wellington boots and feel comfortable in a market environment that they visit on a regular basis.
We look forward to seeing you very soon and if you have any questions please phone or email the Junction 24 office at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. Alternatively call 01278 662200 and ask for Katharine Carver. If it is a personal matter and you wish to speak with Katherine Hawke then do say so when you speak to the office.