The current President of Broadstone Wessex Bowls Club, John Hall, made contact with our Chairman saying that their club were proposing to make PHCTT their chosen charity for this year. Several of their members had received treatment for cancer at Poole Hospital in recent times and they wished to acknowledge this fact and thought our charity was the best one to receive their funds as we were made up of volunteers, with all the funds going towards our good works.
They held an Open Day in May, where coaching of inexperienced players took place and all visitors could have a go !
Other events and collections were made during the year and a total of £821.79 was presented to the Treasurer of the Trust, Greg Bemment at the Clubs recent AGM.
Since this presentation the Ladies section of the Club have donated a further £140.73.
The Chairman of PHCTT was invited to a Coffee Morning being held at the Reform Synagogue in Bournemouth by the Nisa-Nashim Wessex group.
This is a group of Jewish and Muslim ladies who work together to build bridges between their two communities.
For their third Annual Coffee Morning they decided to support Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust and the Chairman, Stuart Dean, was asked to give a talk on the background relating to our charity. He was delighted to do so and was pleased to receive support from the group and to spread the word of it’s existence.
The coffee morning raised a total of £105.00 plus gift aid. We look forward to continuing our connection with Nisa-Nashim in the future.
This Annual event is organised by Broadstone Golf Club and includes Dudsbury G C , Parkstone G C and Knighton Heath G C. The object is for each club to enter a team of 4 and they play 4 rounds of golf at each club course over one day, thats 16 hours of carrying golf clubs up and down hills covering the distance of a marathon.
We were pleased to hear that this year the events proceeds were being donated to Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust, after the event it appeared that around £3,000 had been raised for us – a terrific result – Thanks to everyone for their support.
Charlotte Biss from Ashley Heath contacted the Chairman of PHCTT in March of this year saying she was proposing to organise, with the help of family and friends, a charity event in May to raise funds for us. Poole Hospital has helped not only herself but many close family and friends and she wished to give something back.
She proposed having eight inches of her hair cut off and donated, creating a calendar of her brother and friends for sale, together with an auction for which many local firms had donated prizes, food sales etc.
The day arrived and she was very lucky in having beautiful weather to hold the event at her home. She raised the magnificent sum of £3,693.77 !! and is already thinking of ways she can do something more in the future.
Wonderful job, Charlotte – thanks a million.
Our pictures show Charlotte’s before and after her cut and presenting her cheque to the Chairman of PHCTT, Stuart Dean together with her parents and boyfriend.
The Trust was delighted to hear that it had been nominated as one of the three charities which would be supported during 2018 by the staff of Cobham’s of Wimborne.
We were approached to see if we could provide some prizes for the Annual Family Fun Day which was held in July. Due to our strong connection with local branches of Tesco we were able to give them a selection of over 20 prizes to help make this a very successful event.
Our picture shows the Chairman of the Trust, Stuart Dean, presenting the prizes to Max Forrester-Addie, a member of the staff committee of Cobhams.
Our Trust was approached by the radiology dept at Poole NHS Trust requesting that we assist them in the purchase of a new Ultrasound Machine for their use. Previously they have shared one with the A & E Trauma department.
The Trust was delighted to agree to this having seen the real need for radiology to have this piece of equipment for themselves at a cost of around £38,000 and these funds had been raised from a number of sources, as always through the generosity of the people of Poole and Dorset overall.
Our picture below shows the Ultrasound Machine being presented by the PHCTT Chairman Stuart Dean to Joanne Halfpenny the UltraSound Superintendent at Poole NHS Trust. Also in the picture are Debbie Fleming the Chief Executive at Poole NHS Trust, Paddy Clement and Dorothy Alder – Trustees of PHCTT and Heather Brown and Karen Ward who had presented a sum towards the purchase earlier with the help of Wareham Conservative Club.
Heather Brown who has been suffering from pancreatic cancer has been treated by staff at Poole NHS Trust and she contacted our Chairman to say she would like to start a collection along with fellow members of Wareham Conservative Club to assist in the purchase of a piece of equipment needed by one of the cancer departments. After some discussion it was agreed it would go towards an Ultrasound Machine required by the radiology department.
Over a three month period she and her fellow helpers raised the sum of £1,002.64 what a result ! Heather and her friend were invited into the hospital to present the cheque to the Chairman of PHCTT.
Our picture shows Heather presenting the cheque to the Chairman Stuart Dean, also present are Debbie Fleming, the CEO of Poole NHS Trust, Mandy Tanner, Radiology General Manager, Dorothy Alder and Paddy Clement, Trustee Members of PHCTT, Karen Ward one of Heather’s helpers from Wareham and Amy Morris, Katelyn Bysh and Edel O’hara, who have been involved with Heather’s treatment
In May 2018 the Hospitals Annual Awards were held and our Patron, Guy Henry, attended to present these along with the Chief Executive Debbie Fleming.
A wonderful evening was had by all with Dr Martin Hussey, a paediatric associate specialist, being presented with the ‘Living our Values’ award by Poole Hospital NHS Trust.
A selection of photographs of the evening are below:
In May 2018 strict rules regarding data held by the trust, of donors and others whose information is held , were strengthened.
The Trust is committed to making sure that any information held is safe and clear as to how it can be used. This information is only used within the trust in a confidential manner.
Should you have any questions in this regard please contact the Chairman.
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.