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Job Vacancy: Welfare Benefits Adviser This is a role where you can make a difference. If you have experience of welfare benefits advice and dealing with complex or crisis situations, this is a brilliant opportunity to work with Macmillan Caring Locally as an adviser. You will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality welfare benefits advice service for patients and their families under the care of the Macmillan Unit. You will provide comprehensive advice, extensive casework and advocacy concerning welfare benefits. This will involve visiting patients in their homes, telephone calls and emails. You will be part of the multi-disciplinary...

Newshome Candles to donate share of profits to UK hospices and Macmillan Caring Locally is on the list! • Every website sale until 31 December 2020 will result in a donation • £2.50 per candle will be donated to chosen hospice • 50p per wax melt will be donated to chosen hospice Between now and 31 December 2020, Newshome Candles will be donating £2.50 per candle sale and 50p per wax melt sale to hospices across the UK. Each customer is able to choose where the donation from their purchase goes, through the simple process of adding the name of their chosen hospice in the order notes section...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Christmas Dip supporters urged to “Donate don’t Dip” The two Bournemouth cousins who organise the popular Macmillan White Christmas Dip, say they have no choice but to cancel the event - for the first time in 13 years. Tom Baker and John White said they are “deeply upset”, but that the current COVID-19 restrictions make organising the charity sea plunge “impossible”. The annual Dip routinely attracts around 1200 participants of all ages, many in fancy dress, who brave the icy sea close to Boscombe Pier to remember loved ones they have lost and to raise money for Macmillan Caring Locally which supports...

We are delighted to share the news that we have been awarded a grant from the Ridgeon Family Endowed Fund this month which has been gifted via the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation. The donation of £2,500 has been kindly given to support the day to day running of the Macmillan specialist palliative care unit, associated services and community nurses to support patients with life limiting illnesses and their families. We are extremely grateful to the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and the Ridgeon Family for their support and look forward to working with them in the future....

Hayley Bryson, A 38-year-old Bournemouth woman battling Motor Neurone Disease came home to find her new bedroom had been decorated with rainbows by hospice staff. The surprise came a year after staff from the Macmillan Unit in Christchurch also helped Hayley Bryson arrange her wedding to her fiancé Calvin. Hayley was diagnosed with MND in July 2019. Motor neurone disease (MND) destroys the nerve cells which control the muscles allowing a person to move, speak, swallow and breathe. Hayley’s husband Calvin, 47, explained: “Last summer Hayley was walking and speaking normally and enjoying her job working with adults with learning disabilities. But she is...

Paul O'Boyle, a Bournemouth school caretaker who suffered a bleed on his brain when he was hit by a drink driver five years ago, is to run 27 marathons in 26 consecutive days for a local hospice charity, Macmillan Caring Locally. Paul O'Boyle, 56, from Boscombe, sustained fractures to his skull, ribs and collarbone when he was knocked off his bike in Wallisdown Road in July 2015. The drunk driver was imprisoned for 15 months and banned from driving for three years and seven months. Father-of-one Paul spent a month off work from his job at the Bishop of Winchester School, recovering from...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To allow for the increased need for high-quality palliative and end-of-life care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the patients and staff normally located at the Macmillan Unit based at Christchurch Hospital were temporarily relocated to the Derwent, a self-contained unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH). The move allowed staff from the Macmillan Unit to work closely with their nursing and therapy colleagues at RBH, and also enabled other staff to gain valuable experience working in palliative care. "It doesn’t matter where we’re based, we can still provide the same high quality of care as long as our focus is on...

"Return of The Mac." Patients and staff from the Macmillan Unit have returned home to Christchurch after having been temporarily relocated to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH). To allow for the increased need for high-quality palliative and end-of-life care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the patients and staff normally located at the Macmillan Unit based at Christchurch Hospital were temporarily relocated to the Derwent in April, a self-contained unit at RBH. The move allowed staff from the Macmillan Unit to work closely with their nursing and therapy colleagues at RBH, and also enabled other staff to gain valuable experience working in palliative care. Laura...

Join us every Friday night at 7.30 pm for our virtual quiz. Barry our Quizmaster will host an hour of questions and entertainment on our Facebook page. To join in go to our Facebook page here in plenty of time before the event starts. Get a pen, paper and refreshments ready and keep an eye out for the Facebook live event starting at 7.30 p.m. Each week the quiz will have a theme, so make sure you check our Facebook page events for details in advance. This event is free of charge, but if you would like to make a donation to...