The Grange SchoolOur grateful thanks go to Steve Dossett (Head Teacher), Liz Burke (Pastoral Team Leader), the staff and students of The Grange School in Christchurch Dorset for supporting Macmillan Caring Locally. Our 'news' page has details of the fundraising that students have done for us.
The Ship in DistressA big thank you to Maggie and her team at the Ship in Distress Sea Food restaurant in Stanpit Christchurch. They have organised a calendar of fundraisers for Macmillan Caring Locally including bingo nights, car boot sales and a Sky Dive. For more details go to their web site here
crackingmediaWe are very grateful to Mike of crackingmedia for donating his time and extensive expertise to produce a brand new dedicated website for the Macmillan White Christmas Dip 2013. Click on the Cracking Media logo to find out more about what they do, and keep an eye out for the new web site.
Tim Farrer - Marathon ManTim Farrer is running the equivalent of 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 2013 for Macmillan Caring Locally. By our calculation (correct us if we are wrong) that is the same as running from Lands End to John O'Groats and half way back! Tim will be running around the Christchurch area wearing one of our tee shirts. If you see him give him a honk or a wave to cheer him on. You can see his progress here
The Nelson TavernWe are delighted to have the support of Lynne and Peter Lyon, their staff and customers at the Nelson Tavern, 75 Mudeford, Christchurch. To see a list of the events that they have planned for the upcoming months please click on the Nelson Tavern logo above. You can join them on Facebook here
The Diamond DivasThe Diamond Divas are a group of Ladies (and a man on keyboards) who perform shows in aid of the Macmillan Unit. The singers, lead by Meryl Jones do an average of forty shows every year, and to date have raised a staggering £40,000.00 for the Macmillan Unit. To find out more information please click on the logo on the left. Marks & Spencer Castlepoint
We are delighted to announce that staff at Marks and Spencer store in Castlepoint have chosen Macmillan Caring Locally as their local Charity partner for the year.
Keep an eye out in store for future events and promotions.
Jacqui and her team Sarah, Samantha, Lauren, Claire, Charlie and Christy-Lee at Cloud Nine are dedicated supporters of Macmillan Caring Locally and have kindly organised all sorts of fundraisers in their Ferndown based Salon.
Click on their logo to find out more about what they do. Coast Coffee in the High Street Christchurch are holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Caring Locally on Friday 28th September 2012.
The event takes place from 8.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. and 50p from every hot drink sale will be donated to the Macmillan Unit.
There will be free biscuits, a raffle and lots of interesting goodies for sale. Our thanks to Sally Jose and her team for their support. Winton Liberal Club have been regular supporters of the Macmillan Unit for three years. We are delighted to have received in excess of £2000 thanks to the generosity of the Club members.
In addition to this, two members of the Club, Carrie and Paul raised £2000 in a sponsored cycle ride from Bournemouth Pier to Edinburgh Castle in under seven days.
We are very grateful to Terry Jones and Caroline Hemming for organising so many fundraising events, and choosing to support Macmillan Caring Locally. Cobham is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defence technology and systems. Employees at the Wimborne site annually choose a number of local charities to support throughout the year. In 2012 Macmillan Caring locally was selected for its very worthwhile work with the community. The Charity committee are putting together an exciting calendar of events culminating in their very popular Summer Ball.
Cobham web site
Mouchel are the consulting and business services group based at Bournemouth Borough Council offices at the Town Hall. Mouchel has more than 8,000 staff in the UK and employs approximately 450 people locally. The staff based at Bournemouth Borough Council have chosen Macmillan Caring Locally as their local Charity partner for the year ahead. We look forward to working with Mouchel staff on their future fundraising ideas.
Mouchel web site
Freemasonry in our Community
We were honoured to be amongst the local Charities and Trusts who were invited to a Celebration evening hosted by Bournemouth Freemasons. This event is where local Lodges present the funds that they have raised throughout the year to local causes.
Freemasons do not fundraise in the Community, all the money that they distribute to Charities is raised from their own members. Freemasons in the UK are second only to the National Lottery in the total amount of money they donate to Charities each year.
The funds that we have received this year from local Lodges will be put towards the cost of running our Welfare Benefits Advice service, which has been so successful in helping our Patients access grants and benefits that they weren't aware of. For more information on our Welfare Benefits Advice service
M&S Food Christchurch
Marks and Spencer Food in High Street Christchurch have always supported the Macmillan Unit by kindly donating flowers and gifts for our Patients. These thoughtful gestures have really cheered our Patients.
We were thrilled to discover that their Staff have chosen Macmillan Caring Locally as their local Charity partner for this year.
Highcliffe Bowling Club
Members of Highcliffe Bowling Club recently donated £400.00 to Macmillan Caring Locally the Charity that supports the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital. Neal Williams, the Trust Secretary of Macmillan Caring Locally was invited to the final game of the season to receive the generous donation.
Shirley Ambrose, President of Highcliffe Bowling Club said “End of life care is an important issue for all of us, our families and friends and the Club members who have been cared for by the Macmillan Unit. So the money raised from match fees and a raffle on Highcliffe Bowling Club’s President’s Day plus voluntary donations throughout the outdoor bowling season will go some way towards enabling the Macmillan Unit to continue to provide this care locally.”
The Identity Group are a local company specialising in construction, design and development. They have recently adopted Macmillan Caring locally as their Charity partner.
The Identity Group have donated iPhone docks for the Macmillan Unit Ward. Once these have been installed anyone who has an iPhone will be able to share their photos and videos on Patient's television screens.
Identity have also arranged a variety of performers to visit our Day Centre to entertain our Patients.
We are most grateful to the Identity Group for their generosity.
Hannah and Emily from The Grange
Hannah Thomson and Emily Kerr of the Grange School recently held a cake sale in their school. They made hundreds of cakes such as sponges and chocolate fudge cake, and sold them during their break time to raise money for Macmillan Caring Locally.
On Thursday 9th February 2012 they visited the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital so that they could present £62.55 to Trust Secretary Neal Williams.
Neal said "We are so grateful to Hannah and Emily for all their hard work, and especially for choosing to support The Macmillan Unit. They are a credit to their school".
In the photograph from left to right are Neal Williams Trust Secretary, Emily Kerr and Hannah Thomson.
We would also like to thank Mrs. Burke for taking time to bring Hannah and Emily in to visit us.
Scissors Salon Christchurch
During the opening weeks of the new Scissors Salon in Christchurch the team raised a staggering £3830.00 by offering complimentary treatments in exchange for donations.
The Salon chose two local Charities to support, the Red Ranger Fund and Macmillan Caring Locally. The fund was divided equally, and we were delighted to receive £1915.00 at the celebration party on 12th December.
“As a small Charity the support of our Community is very important to us. The team at Scissors Salon of Christchurch really understand what Community spirit is all about. Their hard work and their client’s generosity has raised an amazing total for us. We are so grateful and wish them every success in 2012.”
Waitrose in Christchurch have been very supportive of our Charity. We have benefited from a donation through their Community Matters project, and members of Staff have fundraised for us and run the London Marathon.
We have recently been advised that a team member at Christchurch has been selected through their Golden Jubilee Trust scheme to volunteer at the Macmillan Unit one day a week for 22 weeks.
Richmond Park Bowls Club
We are delighted that Richmond Park Bowls Club have chosen Macmillan Caring Locally as their Charity for the year.
This popular local Club has been established for over 100 years. Click on the photo on the left to go to their web site.
The Sarah Green Golf Tournament
The Sarah Green Golf Tournament is in its 9th year. It was started in memory of Sarah who lived in Ferndown, and died age 31 in 2003 after suffering from leukaemia.
Over the years the tournament has raised a total of £43,000.00 for the Macmillan Unit, which has enabled us to complete a number of major projects and improvements.
In the photo are Mrs. and Mr Rogers (Sarah's Mum and Dad) presenting a cheque for £8,000.00 from the 2011 Tournament to Deputy Clinical Leader Mandy Priggen.
We are so grateful for the hard work that the organisers put in, and the huge generosity of everyone who has taken part.
Sainsbury'sWe are delighted to announce that Sainsbury's at Christchurch have chosen Macmillan Caring Locally to be their Local Charity Partner for 2011/12. Four colleagues from Sainsburys will be running the London Marathon in 2012, and there will be other events in store throughout the year.
Click here to support them on Just Giving La Nova Singers
La Nova Singers are a highly sought-after female vocal ensemble, known for their distinctive 'Bel Canto' sound and sparkling stage presence. Under the direction of soprano and voice tutor Michelle Nova, the singers perform an eclectic repertoire of classical, sacred, operatic and modern choral music. Their unique sound is characterised by its vibrancy and fullness.
We are very grateful to La Nova Singers and Bella Nova Singers for performing their Autumn concert in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally.
For more information on La Nova, or to see details of their future performances please click on the photo above.
Pro Kart Parts
PKP are the sole supplier and builder of the MKC junior series karting engine. We are delighted that PKP have decided to support Macmillan Caring Locally. Please click on their logo to go to their site and see the many services they offer.
John Cox passed away last year after a two and a half year battle with cancer. John, his wife Jude and their friends always enjoyed walking, and before John was diagnosed they had planned to walk Hadrian's Wall. This never happened due to John's illness, so Jude and their friends set out to do it for John starting on 23rd July 2011.
'John's Devils' consists of Jude Cox, Jimmy Scott, Elaine Robertson and Julie-Anne Higgins. They completed the walk in memory of John, and to date have raised a substantial amount of money for the Macmillan Unit, which is still rising. Their Just Giving page is still open, so if you would like to show your support, or would like to read about the trek click here
Gary Flooks is an interactive designer, branding consultant and photographer. To see some of his amazing portfolio, please click on his logo to the left.
As a small Charity we keep our costs to a minimum by designing newsletters and print media wherever possible in-house. We also update and do minor design changes to our web site in-house. Gary has been a great supporter of our Charity by donating his time and expertise to advise us on a redesign of our newsletter, and to help us with design ideas for future web site interfaces.
The Funky Little Choir
The Funky Little Choir lead by Musical Director Sandie Elkins have a repertoire of classic and contemporary songs including Michael Buble, Elbow, The Beatles and Green Day. The Choir, who have appeared on television's 'Don't Stop Believing' have tasted success in winning a variety of awards, and in having members selected for the 2012 Olympic Choir.
The Funky Little Choir have been raising money for Macmillan Caring Locally at recent performances. We wish them all the success in the future. To go to their web site, click on the image to the left. Bournemouth University Event Management Students
Bournemouth University Event Management Students recently held an event for Macmillan Caring Locally called Swap, Switch, Smile. It was a swap shop in the centre of Bournemouth, where people could bring in second hand and vintage clothes, and swap them for other vintage clothing.
The event was a huge success and we would like to thank all the local businesses who generously donated items for the day. Our thanks go to: Peeks Party Store, Chelsea's Cup Cakes, Inside Out Coffee, Animal, Next, House of Fraser.
Sands Hair Design
On 25th May Sands Hair Design of Southbourne celebrated their 1st birthday by inviting all their customers, family and friends to a party at their salon, with a Fashion Show.
Macmillan Caring Locally was chosen as one of the Charities to benefit from the raffle at the party. May we wish Sue and Sarah, and all at Sands a happy first birthday, and every success for the future.
Cathy Brear Illustration
Cathy Brear has very kindly donated some of her artwork to the Macmillan Unit. The framed originals have been placed on the walls of the side rooms on the Macmillan Unit Ward.
Neal Williams, Trust Secretary said "We are so grateful to Cathy for these gifts. They are exceptional works of art that are both colourful and great fun". Cathy's client list includes Dorling Kindersley, John Lewis and Elle Publishing. To see examples of her work go here
Jason Lawford Marathon Plans
Jason Lawford has secured a place in the Virgin London Marathon in 2011, and has decided to run for Macmillan Caring Locally. He has set up a very informative web site which will detail his training and fundraising, and it also explains why he is doing what he is doing. Have a look at it here
Keith is back from his Andes to Amazon cycle challenge
Keith Wilkinson is now back in the UK after his grueling cycle challenge in Peru from the Andes to the Amazon.
He endured long bouts of high altitude cycling, sustained by local delicacies such as roast guinea pig and barbecued llama.
Keith has raised in excess of £3,300.00 for Macmillan, for which we are extremely grateful. To see a selection of Keith photos, please go to our official Flickr page, by clicking on the Flickr logo below.
Keith's Back to School Party
In preparation for his Andes to Amazon cycle challenge, Keith Wilkinson (see full story further down this page) has held several fundraisers for us. His most recent was a Back to School party at his work. We would like to thank those who supported them, and the businesses who generously donated prizes. They are :~
AFC Bournemouth, Dean Court, Kings Park, Bournemouth
SUBWAY, 11 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth
THE CHRISTOPHER CREEK PUB, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth
SPIKIS BARBERS, Commercial Road, Bournemouth
KINSON SWIMMING POOL, South Kinson Drive, Kinson, Bournemouth
THANK YOU! Sue's 800 mile cycle ride from Austria to Christchurch
Retired accountant Susan Hausberger is facing the challenge of a lifetime as she gears up to cycle from her home in the Tyrol to the Macmillan unit in Christchurch. Sue, 58, when not sitting at her computer, is usually seen on the golf course or doing short bike-trips in and around Nassereith in the Tyrol, where she has been living since 1971, but on August 12th she will be donning her tricot and cycling 800 miles to raise money for Macmillan Caring Locally, based at the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital.
"Although I hated it as a child, I do quite a bit of sport in the meantime," says Sue, "but the last time I cycled a distance like that was 12 years ago! Now I'm doing a 60 mile ride every week in addition to my normal training. And I'm also cutting back on the carbohydrates, to compensate for the extra weight I’ll be carrying!"
The hard work will all be worthwhile for Sue if she succeeds in raising £1,500 for Macmillan Caring Locally. This amount will buy a portable hospital bed that Macmillan deliver into people’s homes when a patient would prefer to be cared for at home. It will also fund an O2 saturation machine to be used in the Community by the Palliative Care Sisters.
Sue's father, Don Wright, was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and the charity has been a constant support ever since, enabling her 79 year old Mum, Barbara, to take care of him at home in Bournemouth until only 11 days before he died in January this year. "When Dad’s illness got worse, it was a very difficult time for me," Sue explained. "I live so far away in Austria and didn’t know how long Mum would cope, but she was put in touch with Macmillan Caring Locally who has been amazing. In addition to monitoring Dad’s progress, the palliative nurses helped Mum with paperwork for applications, supplied or advised on equipment to make life easier and came whenever needed for advice or support. During Dad’s last days, which he spent in the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch hospital, I was able spend a lot of time with him there and was really impressed by what they did for him and how kind they were to us.
"The Macmillan Charity did so much for us, now it's time I did something for them. We asked for donations to the charity instead of flowers at the funeral, which I am sure was also in Dad's interest. We collected much more that I had expected, which will go a long way to helping others, and this gave me the incentive to try and raise more.”
Her family and her Mum’s neighbours have also been very generous and she hopes other people in the local community will support her in her transeuropean cycle challenge. Sue is well known in her village for her work as chairwoman of the Active Club and leader of a self-support group as well as at her local Golf Club.
“Every penny that is raised will be going to the Charity as all of my travel expenses will be self financed. I want to help Macmillan Caring Locally to continue their invaluable work supporting families like mine."
You can sponsor Sue by visiting her online fundraising page. You can pay by credit or debit card, and the money will go directly to Macmillan Caring Locally. Where supporters are UK taxpayers, the charity will automatically receive 28% extra in Gift Aid, which makes Justgiving the most efficient way of sponsoring Sue. You can follow Sue’s progress on her blog
GleniganGlenigan, the local Construction Industry Support Service based in Seabourne Road Bournemouth, have announced that they are supporting Macmillan Caring Locally this year.
Mike Woolfrey (MD) and Graham Newman (Head of Marketing) presented the Charity with a cheque for over £1300 and pledged their future support. Mike Woolfrey said "One of our staff, Carole Cairns was under the care of the Macmillan Unit, and it is something that is close to a lot of people's hearts. Our team are very keen to support the wonderful work that the Macmillan Unit provides".
Coventry Building SocietyWe are very grateful to Coventry Building Society for raising funds for our hotel for cancer patients Albany Lodge, and for raising awareness for our new hotel The Grove, opening May 2011.
Beach Hut Cafe, Friars CliffJo and her friends and colleagues at the Beach Hut Cafe on Friars Cliff Promenade hold a Christmas Day fundraiser for us every year. We would like to thank all those who give up their Christmas Day to run this, and all those who take part.
Click on the logo to go to their web site.
Gas Appliance SparesSteve Ware and his colleagues at Gas Appliance Spares (Christchurch and Bournemouth) have been raising lots of money for us in their shops and with various challenges. A big thank you to Steve, his colleagues at GAS, his customers, family and friends, who have been so generous.
Bournemouth Aero ClubWe are very grateful to Bournemouth Aero Club for adopting us as their Charity this year. The Club is based at Bournemouth Airport and was formed by people with a shared interest in aviation. Click on the logo to go to their website and to find out more information about the Club.
Bournemouth Male Voice ChoirOn 19th June 2010, Bournemouth Male Voice Choir are putting on an evening of song. All proceeds are going to the Macmillan Unit. Click on the logo to go to their website and listen to a sample of their music, or purchase their new CD 'Sing for your Life'.
Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic SocietyBournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society have supported the Macmillan Unit for decades. Tradition has it that the Society sings carols for the patients at the Macmillan Unit on Christmas Eve. The Society raises funds for us with their performances and to date has donated over £45,000.00. An incredible achievement which has made a huge difference to patient care over the years.
Click on the image to go to their website.
The Starlite SingersThe Starlite Singers are a group of Ladies (and a man on keyboards) who perform shows in aid of the Macmillan Unit. The singers, lead by Glenys Richards do an average of forty shows every year, and to date have raised a staggering £40,000.00 for the Macmillan Unit.
Bournemouth FreemasonsThe Bournemouth Freemasons (which includes all Lodges in our district) have been very supportive of Macmillan over the years. We are very grateful to all the Freemasons who have made substantial donations to the Macmillan Unit.
Click on the image to go to their website.
TyrelandWe are very grateful to Tyreland who have agreed to put Macmillan Caring Locally collecting boxes in each of their depots.
Click on the image to go to their website.
Southbourne Bowls ClubSouthbourne Bowls Club have very kindly adopted Macmillan as their Charity this year. We are very grateful for their support.
Southbourne Bowls Club play at Seafield Gardens in Bournemouth, and always welcome new members.
Olga Gymnastic and Trampoline ClubOlga Gymnastic Club are keen supporters of Macmillan.
The Club is a centre of excellence and will undoubtedly be producing future Olympians.
For further information on the Club, please click on the image on the left.
Southbourne Bowls Club play at Seafield Gardens in Bournemouth, and always welcome new members.