Mr Alexander George Tanner

CREAMER was founded in 1993 by donations made in the memory of three patients of Finchingfield’s GP surgery, Freshwell Health Centre.

The fund has become a vital source of support for the community, most notably through its collaboration with Freshwell. This close relationship enables CREAMER to stay close to the heart of its mission to provide access to essential medical equipment, professional services and resources. In most cases these would not otherwise be available due to reduced or discontinued funds from the NHS and local authorities.


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Charity details

The Creamer Fund


The CREAMER fund was started in the early 1990s with donations from families in memory of their loved ones:

Mr Ronald Hardy
Mr Bill (Clive) Wyatt
Miss Maureen Gunary

CREAMER is an acronym for Community Resource Equipment And Medical Equipment Reserve Fund. The Fund has grown considerably over the years with tremendous support from the community and various fundraising events being organised. Many people feel that donations provide a lasting memorial to their loved ones.

The aim of the CREAMER Fund is to help provide health resources and equipment to enable members of the local community to receive the best possible health care, as near to their homes as feasible.

Funded Projects

The Fund has been able to provide many items of equipment, including :

Cryosurgical and cautery instruments
24 hour blood pressure monitors
Waiting room blood pressure monitor
Digital camera
12 lead ECG & ambulatory ECG machines
Diagnostic ultrasound scanner
Diagnostic echocardiogram scanner
Osteoporosis scanner
Vascular Scanner
Mole scanner
Vital signs patient monitor
Pulse Oximeter
Coagulation monitors
Near patient testing blood test devices
Enuresis alarms
Syringe drivers

More recently the Fund has contributed towards the purchase and installation of X-Ray facilities and an echocardiogram in the Health Centre.

Registered Number 1095414

Messages of condolence

In memory of our friend Alex Tanner of Shalford.  Very happy times in our Bentleys!

John and Elaine Hamperl

Thank you Alex and Angela for your friendship which we have enjoyed over many years.

Mr & Mrs David Morris

Remembering a life well lived, someone to nave been privileged to have known and a great supporter of the community.

Mr Ben Joscelyne

In memory of Alex, a fellow car enthusiast and a much loved friend. Robert & Enid Baines and Gretton Frost

Mr Robert Baines

We very much enjoyed Alex's company on many BDC occasions. In memory of a lovely man.

Mr & Mrs Andy & Pauline Brown

A larger than life member of the community and friend who will be greatly missed

Mr & Mrs Bruce Hanley

In loving memory of a truly lovely man and a life well lived with his wonderful wife Angela. Always in our hearts. Steve and Jane

Mr Stephen Moore

Alex you will always be remembered with fond memories. Len and Brenda Smith

Mr. Leonard Smith

Thanks Alex for all the great memories, encouragement, fun and support over the last forty years or so. We will miss you greatly.

Mr James Clough

Great memories of a modest and generous gentleman, who was also not a stranger to having fun.

Mr & Mrs Allan and Nicola Stevenson

He was a great boss but an even better friend.Sadly missed. Derek Brown & Sally Adams

Mr Derek Brown

With sympathy, Andrew & Sue Weare

Mr Andrew Weare

In fond memory of over 65 years of friendship from our schooldays at KEGS Chelmsford onwards. I trust Alex you are driving in a heavenly Bentley.

Mr John Porter

With deepest sympathy David, Richard and families

Mr David Dewar

Fondest memories with love from Jean & Robert

Family Jean & Robert Cornell

I will always remember the fun day I had on a car rally with Alex. With love from Marianne

Family Marianne Lock

A true gentleman of Shalford, who we'll miss a great deal. We'll certainly miss his cheery smile when he waved to you as you passed by. A pleasure to know you Alex.

Mr & Mrs Victor Ridgewell

From a retired employee in memory of his boss, David

Mr David Lancaster

Lots of love, Sarah & Tim Franklin x

Mrs Sarah Franklin

Thinking of dear Angela at this most difficult time with so many memories of dear Alex. I can picture his smiling face and how he always had a merry thought to share. I loved him leading the Jubilee procession with the big flag, so very Alex xx

Mr and Mrs Brendan Jarvis

In lovely memory of dear Alex, a loyal and true friend.

Mrs Heather Tanner

Really sorry to hear, some great memories of somewhat bizarre conversations. A larger than life character who I will miss.

Mr James Buckle

Service details

Church Service

22 September, 2022 14:00

St Andrew

Braintree Road, Shalford, Shalford, CM7 5HH


22 September, 2022 15:00

Shalford Village Hall

Church End, Shalford , CM7 5EZ