ABOUT US

MACMILLAN CARING LOCALLY

(Registered Charity No 268218)

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OUR HISTORY

“Macmillan Caring Locally” formerly The Macmillan Cancer Trust was formed in 1974 and evolved from the fund raising committee for the building of the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, the first of its kind in the Country. This Committee included amongst its members representatives from the League of Friends at the Royal Victoria Hospital (now Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital) and the local National Society for Cancer Relief (now Macmillan Cancer Support).

During the final building stages of the Unit it was decided to form a Trust to be identified with the Unit and it was registered as a Charity on 25 July 1974 as "the Macmillan Cancer Trust"

In 2009 the Trust was re-branded as “Macmillan Caring Locally”. The aims of the Charity are to support those who are suffering from Cancer and other terminal diseases where no cure is expected, and to provide help and support for the whole family. Latterly the Charity has aided services which provide early diagnosis of Cancers with a view to enabling early treatment and, ideally, recovery.

“Macmillan Caring Locally” acts as the custodian of all funds donated towards its aims and both initiates and responds to a wide variety of needs supporting the N.H.S.,  primarily for the Macmillan Unit but also for other Cancer sufferers in South East Dorset and West Hampshire.

TRUSTEES

Keith Lomas (Chairman)

Keith Lomas, Chairman Keith was born and educated in Yorkshire. He served in the R.A.F. in the late 1940s. He became a Bachelor of Laws at the University of London, and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1953.
Keith spent his career in legal and managerial appointments in the Local Government Service in Wakefield, Warrington, Eastbourne and Bradford; and with I.C.I. in London and Bristol.
He came to Bournemouth in 1967 and for the last twenty years of his career was Chief Executive and Town Clerk of the Borough of Bournemouth until his retirement in 1992.
Keith was appointed a Trustee of the Macmillan Cancer Trust in 1978 and has been Chairman of the Trust since 1996.
Keith is a member of the Bournemouth and District Law Society, of which he was President in 1978/79. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Bournemouth, of which he was President in 1996/97.
Keith is married to Betty, a retired J.P. on the Bournemouth Bench. They have two sons and four grandchildren, all of whom currently live in Australia.

Mike Emsley (Deputy Chairman)

Mike Emsley, Deputy Chairman Mike Emsley spent 35 years working in the Newspaper Industry in Leeds, Barnsley, Southampton and finally in Bournemouth where his role was Director & General Manager of the Daily Echo.
This was followed by 10 years in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations as a director of Aylesworth Fleming Limited in Bournemouth, including six years as Chief Executive of Aylesworth Fleming PR.
Mike was a director of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now entitled Dorset Business) for 15 years including President of the Chamber in 1995/96. He was also a non-executive director of Yellow Buses, Chairman of Bournemouth Town Centre Management Board, a trustee of The Police Partnership Trust and has been Chairman of The Streetwise Partnership Trust since 1999.
He is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MIMI) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MIR).
Having been heavily committed within the community since arriving in Bournemouth in 1986, Mike welcomed the invitation to become a trustee of The Macmillan Cancer Trust in 1998.

Jean Kelleway

Jean Kelleway, Trustee Jean was born on a farm on Exmoor, and educated in a boarding school in Taunton. She did her General Nursing followed by Midwifery Training in Bristol Hospitals in the early 1950s. After that she spent seven years in the Kenya Colonial Nursing Service just at the end of the Mau Mau uprising
On returning to the UK, Jean went to Southampton University to train as a Health Visitor, subsequently working in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth for twenty three years. During this time her husband was Mayor of Bournemouth, and she very much enjoyed her hectic year as Mayoress. Jean also sat as a Magistrate on the Bournemouth Bench for eighteen years.
Since retiring Jean has been Chairman of a local Housing Association, and the Retired Nurses National Home. She is currently a member of their Board of Trustees.
Jean has been a Trustee of Macmillan Caring Locally for many years, and is proud of her involvement with such a worthwhile Charity.

Dr. Mike Penn

Dr. Mike Penn, Trustee Born and educated in the London area, apart from a period of evacuation to the West Country during the Blitz of WW11, Mike entered St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in the mid 1950's and qualified in medicine in 1961.
Mike worked in junior hospital posts in the Windsor group of hospitals, then onto Sheffield for two years of gynaecological training. He arrived in Bournemouth in 1967 as Obstetric and Gynaecological Registrar at the then Boscombe Hospital.
Mike moved into general practice in Southbourne until retirement in 1970. He has continued to work part time in the gynaecology department of Bournemouth Hospital to the present time.
Mike's hobbies include cryptic crossword solving, occasional D.I.Y. (which does not always meet with the rigorous criteria required by his wife! - Mike's words not ours) and most especially Golf, as a member of Parkstone Golf Club. Mike says "Theoretically as I grow older I should be able to play a round of golf achieving a score below my age. Alas this goal remains tantalisingly out of reach".
Mike was invited to become a Trustee of the Macmillan Cancer Trust in February 1998 to replace a much respected medical colleague who was himself an unfortunate victim of the very disease, the outcome of which, Macmillan Caring Locally strives to improve.

Jonathan Harvey

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TREASURER

Brian Ford FCA (Treasurer)

Brian Ford FCA, Honorary Treasurer Brian was born and educated in Bournemouth and has never moved any further than Ringwood where he now lives. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972 and practiced locally with a firm that eventually became, on merger, the local office of Touche Ross the international firm.

Brian took the opportunity of a career change in 1992 and has since then been a non executive director, business consultant and expert witness. He has been President of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Southern Society of Chartered Accountants.
Locally Brian is on the Board of Directors of Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been a director of Poole Arts Trust and a member of many local organisations.

Brian is a keen sports follower and has been Chairman of Hampshire County Cricket Club, and a board member of the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Brian was originally a Trustee of the Macmillan Cancer Trust, but resigned to become Treasurer in 2001.

To contact Brian please email brian@macmillanlocal.org

TRUST SECRETARY

Neal Williams (Trust Secretary)

Neal Williams, Trust Secretary Neal was born and educated in South Wales. He moved to the Christchurch area in 1988 to start various businesses offering Corporate Hospitality, Food Manufacture and Equipment Hire. He ran these businesses for twenty years.

Neal was a Trustee of a national Children's Charity for 12 years. Until his retirement under the 'age rule', Neal was a member of Poole Round Table. He was Chairman of Poole Round Table in 1997. Neal lives in Bransgore with his wife and two young children.

All enquiries regarding Macmillan Caring Locally should be addressed to:~

The Trust Secretary
Macmillan Caring Locally
Christchurch Hospital
Fairmile Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 2JX

Tel: 01202 477628
Fax: 01202 705315
email: neal@macmillanlocal.org

STAFF

Neal Williams and Gillie Winfield Macmillan Caring Locally employs two full time members of staff and seven part time members of staff. A Trust Secretary, a P.A., a Volunteer Coordinator, two part time Gardeners, two part time Coach Drivers, an Aromatherapist and a Welfare Benefits Adviser.

The Charity also owns and operates The Grove, a 'not-for-profit' Holiday Hotel for cancer patients and anyone with a life threatening condition and their carers, based in Bournemouth.

VOLUNTEERS

Ward Volunteers At the Macmillan Unit we are very lucky to have over 100 Volunteers who give up their valuable time to help our Patients.

Our Volunteers help out in many ways including helping the Staff on the wards, bringing Patients in to our Day Centre, giving Art Classes, providing aromatherapy, and companionship.

It is quite clear that the Macmillan Unit could not offer the care that it does without the dedication of our Volunteers.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE

Investment in the Macmillan Unit
1975 25 bed Macmillan Unit established
1976 Extension built onto the Macmillan Unit for the Specialist Palliative Care Sisters
1980 Completion of a 15 person Day Centre attached to the Macmillan Unit
1983 A Teaching Wing and extra office Accommodation added to the Unit
1985 Arts & Crafts, Aromatherapy and Day Excursions started for Day Centre patients
1994 A new Macmillan coach, a coach garage and stores for community beds was built
1994 An extension was built to upgrade relatives overnight stay accommodation
1994 Alterations were made to accommodate two extra Palliative Care Sisters
1995 The Unit garden was landscaped, a new aviary sited in the garden and a conservatory for the Day Centre
1996 Macmillan provided a major contribution towards the building of the Macmillan Unit Chapel
1997 The Macmillan Coach was replaced
1998 The Macmillan Unit had a major upgrade including double glazing, variable height baths and ceiling mounted televisions above every bed
1999 A new entrance with extra car parking built. Alterations to X-ray department including funding of ultrasound equipment
1999 Specialist community hospital beds and other home care equipment purchased
2003 The Unit garden wins Christchurch in Bloom Award
2004 The Macmillan Coach was replaced
2005 A new specialist bathroom and store built
2008 A new specialist wet room for MND patients constructed
2009 Children's play area built to include computers, games machines and arts & crafts area
2010 The Aromatherapy treatment room was completely refurbished
2011 The Grove Hotel opens after a complete refurbishment
2012 A new agreement to increase annual funding of the Macmillan Unit

Further projects funded by Macmillan Caring Locally
• Substantial contributions to the capital costs of two bedded facilities at Wimborne and Wareham Hospitals
• Half the capital costs of building Forest Holme Hospice at Poole including initial funding of some staff
• Purchasing and operating Albany Lodge, the unique hotel for cancer patients and their carers
• Funding of Specialist Consultants at both Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals to aid early diagnosis and treatment of cancers
• Contribution to capital cost of building Cancer Care Centre at Poole Hospital
• Donation to Positive Action and Care Treatment (PACT) for Womens Health at Royal Bournemouth Hospital
• Donation to Ladybird Appeal for Breast Cancer at Poole Hospital
• Substantial assistance to Youth Cancer Trust which provides holidays for young cancer sufferers
• Donation to Jigsaw Appeal for new MRI and CT scanners at Royal Bournemouth Hospital
• Provision of PET scanning services at Royal Bournemouth Hospital
• Support of Dreamcatchers and Mosaic providing support to the children of the bereaved
• Funding of Prostate Brachytherapy treatment
• Further funding of Mosaic Family Support
• Major contribution to building of Avon View Care Home

OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

Macmillan Caring Locally has set aside funds for a complete rebuild of the Macmillan Unit in 2014.The future plans of the Charity are to continue supplying vital funds to improve the care of cancer patients and people with life threatening illnesses, in the local Community.

JOB VACANCIES AND VOLUNTEERING

There are currently no job vacancies.
If you would like to Volunteer at the Macmillan Unit please contact Ann Church, Volunteer Coordinator on 01202 705243.

STATISTICS

We spend approximately 3% of our charitable income on administration. We are very proud of this as it means that more of your money is spent on the care of our patients.

FAQs

Macmillan Caring Locally is a small independent Charity. We are not connected in any way to the national Charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid your donation to us and we can claim approximately 25p in the pound back from the government. This means that for every £1.00 you donate, we actually receive £1.25.
On a donation of £100.00 we would claim an extra £25.00 from the government. In other words you have given £100.00, we have received £125.00. It is plain to see that this is a very effective way of helping us, and all you have to do is fill in a form.

On our download page you can download a Gift Aid form, or alternately telephone 01202 477628 and we will post one to you.