Donation from John Lewis for a second time.

John Lewis at Branksome operate a token loyalty scheme with customers to support national and local charities chosen by staff members. The Trust was delighted that for a second time in two years it was chosen to benefit from the scheme. In the quarter involved the Trust benefitted in the sum of £1,208 as a donation from John Lewis. As always the Trust is very grateful for the support received.

The picture shows a member of John Lewis’s staff presenting a cheque to the Chairman.

Dorset Men’s Golf League Generous Donation.

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The players of the Dorset Men’s Golf League recently gave a generous donation amounting to £2,160 to the Trust. The clubs participating came from all over the county and all the players made a donation at each match. The cheque was presented at the Annual Dinner of the league held at Bulbury Woods Golf Club who won the competition.

The trust is extremely grateful to the League for thinking of us – the funds will go towards the purchase of a new ultrasound machine which we are purchasing for cancer patients within the radiology department.

The picture shows the cheque presentation to Marian Hallett one of the Trustees by the League Captain Colin Sparkes and the Vice Captain John Millroy.

Corfe Hills School Sponsorship

Every year Corfe Hills School undertake a sand walk during the Summer Term for nominated charities. We were recently advised that the Trust had been chosen as one of the recipients this year and we were delighted to receive a cheque for £3,500. In addition another local charity Julias House was also awarded a similar amount. What a fantastic result.

The funds will go towards the purchase of a new ultrasound machine for the radiology dept at Poole Hospital which we plan to purchase in the very near future.

Our picture shows Trustee Tony Pawley receiving the cheque from Deputy Head Girl Frankie Smith and the School Council Leader of year 11 Nat Wilmore. We sincerely hope our connection with the school will continue for years to come.

Poole Community Award given to Retiring Trustee.

The Trust is delighted to advise that Janet Ballam, who recently retired as a Trustee has been awarded a GOLD Community Champion award by the Borough of Poole. The award is in recognition of her work over 18 years in raising funds for the Trust to enable us to continue with our aim in assisting the hospital in providing equipment and other assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer.Janet has been the face to the public for the Trust as she has organised and attended collections at many places in the County and at a number of events.

The Mayor Councillor Lindsay Wilson said ” Mrs Ballam has been a great asset to the Trust and thoroughly deserves to be recognised with this award. Her work over many years has helped countless people and she should be very proud of all she has achieved.”
The Community Champion awards are designed to recognise the small things that may go unnoticed but make a big difference to other people and to the whole community of the Borough. They are awarded for three levels of achievement Blue, Silver and the one received by Janet GOLD.

The pictures show the award being presented by the Mayor Cllr Lindsay Wilson, the Leader of the Council Janet Walton, the Chairman of the Trust Stuart Dean and Trustees Pat Whitehead and Dorothy Alder.

PET/CT Scanner Opening with our Patron Guy Henry

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We were delighted that on the 11th August 2017 the formal opening of the Poole Hospital PET/CT Centre took place with Guy Henry cutting the ribbon.

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This is the most advanced state of the art scanner in the UK and we should be proud that it is in Poole and our charity has been involved jointly with Poole NHS Trust and Alliance Medical UK, indeed had we not been involved the venture would not have taken place. The scanner replaces the mobile unit which visited the hospital and helps identify changes in the size and location of cancers.

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Guy Henry who is one of the Patrons of the Trust is known through his appearances in the TV Series ‘Holby City” in which he plays the Chief Executive of the hospital Henrik Hanssen, he is also known for his appearances in the Harry Potter film series and in the recent Star Wars film Rogue One. He has had connections with the Dorset area for many years and his parents live nr Wimborne. He made a wonderful contribution to the opening event.

Pictures show our Chairman Stuart Dean with Guy Henry, Debbie Fleming the Chief Executive of Poole NHS Trust, Steve Erskine the Chairman of Poole NHS Trust and Mark Ferreira the Medical Director of Alliance Medical UK.

Some of our Trustees at the event and the PET/CT Scanner.

POOLE BAY CLASSIC CAR EVENT- £1,645.09 donated.

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The Poole Bay Classic Car Club nominated our charity for the second year running to receive the profits made at their extravaganza at Braemore House earlier this month. The trust decided to hold a bottle stall which proved to be a great success and raised just short of £200. Wine had been donated by Tesco at Fleetsbridge and trustee members. Last year we received a donation from the car club of just short of £1,500 and we are hoping that when it is announced we will receive a similar amount this year, or it could be more.

We are very grateful to organisations such as the Poole Bay Classic Car Club for their generosity and look forward to our connection continuing with them for many years to come – as a result benefiting those receiving treatment from the cancer dept at Poole NHS Trust.

WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED A CHEQUE FOR £1,645.09 FROM THE CLUB – A TERRIFIC RESULT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A LONG CONNECTION WITH POOLE BAY CLASSIC CARS.

The pictures shows members of the trust before the start of the day on the bottle stall on 16th July 2017.

THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE WHAT A RESULT !!!!

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We are delighted that Thomas Krzechki and seven of his friends have agreed to take part in the 3 Peaks Challenge in June. This involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland’s biggest mountain at 1344m, Scafell Pike which is England’s biggest at 978m and Snowdon the biggest in Wales at 1085m – these must be completed within a 24 hour period.

A truly tremendous task to undertake and worthy of all our support as the sponsorship proceeds from the event will be donated to our charity.

The photograph shows them in training for the event which they have now completed. THEY RAISED A TOTAL OF AROUND £3,000 FOR US – WHAT A RESULT !!

Many thanks to Tomasz Krzechki, Jarek Sikora, Daniel Pawlak, Mark Matthews, Jon Penney, Marcin Kuczera, Paul Bugler, Kamil Mrozinski and Justin Sheppard (their driver)

Whats next year’s adventure guys?

Cancer Awareness Day 2.

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Following the note below the event held at TESCO FLEETSBRIDGE and the other branches in the POOLE area was a great success. Children were greeted by Peppa Pig as they entered the store and had the opportunity of entering colouring competitions and have their face painted for a nominal donation.

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Apart from the £1,000 generously donated by TESCO a further £884 was donated by the public – a terrific community effort on behalf of the store for which we thank them most sincerely – lets hope our connection with TESCO continues for many years.

 

Cancer Awareness Day 2017

Saturday 4th February is Cancer Awareness Day and Tesco at Fleetsbridge have donated £1,000 to our charity in recognition of this fact. During the day events will take place in the store and collections made on our behalf. Peppa Pig will be in attendance between 11am and 3.30pm and children are invited to have their photos taken – there will also be fancy dress, face painting and a colouring competition.

Come along and join in the fun.

Many thanks to Tesco for their generosity.