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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pictures shows members of the trust before the start of the day on the bottle stall on 16th July 2017.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The Trust has recently funded a collaboration between Poole NHS Trust and Bournemouth University which will assist radiologists and radiographers, and is a further phase of development which will potentially benefit those suffering from various forms of cancer.
This is an exciting new link with the University which we feel sure will benefit the NHS Trust in various ways in the future. Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust is delighted to have been involved in this collaboration from its inception.
At the 2016 Annual General Meeting we were sorry to hear that Janet had decided to resign from the Trust as she has been one of the mainstays of the trust for nearly 20 years. She has worked tirelessly to organise and collect funds for us during this time and will be missed by both her fellow committee members and the public to whom she has become a familiar face over the years.
Her fellow Trustees presented her with a gift in acknowledgement of all her hard work and wish her well in the future.
A big thank you to all members of the public who have donated most generously to our appeal. We appreciate that we are in difficult times and the kindness of the public continues to overwhelm us.
The amount you donate, large or small is making a huge difference to the running of the hospital and helping the future of those attending the hospital for treatment.
In the past year we have received support from a number of businesses large and small, John Lewis, Cheryl Broad of Winston’s Barber Shop in Wimborne and many more and a variety of clubs Come in Pink, Centre Stage Dancing School, Poole Bay Classic Car Club and many more , we thank them most sincerely for all their support
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SUPPLY DONORS DETAILS TO ANY THIRD PARTY.
Every year the Mayor and Poole Borough Council make awards to voluntary organisations who carry out exceptional work on behalf of others on a voluntary basis. We are delighted to advise that the Trust has been awarded one of the awards for 2014/2015 by the Mayor Cllr Peter Adams at a reception at Upton house in March 2015. This is in acknowledgement of the work undertaken by the existing members of the Trust and their predecessors over the past 30 years since the trust was set up by Mrs Lewis Manning.