Golfers chip in amazing £40,000 for charity

A long-established charity golf day named after the BBC’s ‘voice of golf’ has raised more than £40,000 for disabled youngsters. The 33rd annual Peter Alliss Invitational Charity Golf Day – the longest-running golf charity event in the south – was held at Ferndown Golf Club. Since its inception in 1987 the event has raised more than £1.25 million for the … Read More

From Morocco to Macmillan in memory of Mum

A Blandford man whose mother spent her last days fighting cancer in the Macmillan Caring Locally Unit is cycling from Morocco to Dorset to raise money in her memory. James Waggott, along with his friends Jack Curtin and Josh Worsey, will battle often mountainous terrain and intense heat during their five-week ride from Marrakesh, through Spain and France and back … Read More

Sky’s the limit for Christchurch hotel staff

After two former attempts were cancelled due to bad weather, a brave band of hotel staff have at last launched themselves out of a plane for charity. The intrepid crew from the Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa in Wick Road, Christchurch took the plunge as part of their continuing fundraising efforts for Macmillan Caring Locally. Macmillan Caring Locally (which is … Read More

New Macmillan Unit appeal receives biggest donation to date

The appeal to build a new, specialist palliative care unit in Christchurch has received its biggest, single donation yet – £110,600 from The League of Friends of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. The League of Friends closed in December 2018 after an illustrious fundraising career spanning 64 years. The charity raised more than £8m in that time, most recently funding an … Read More

Fishy tale for charity makes a big splash with schoolchildren

A fishy story raising money for the new, specialist, palliative care unit in Christchurch made a big splash with children at Talbot Heath School. Year 2 pupils at the school in Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, were told the tale of Big Bob and Sunny’s Journey by its author Beej Sharp. Aunty Beej, as she is known, is a long-term supporter of … Read More

United Taxis gives local charity a lift

United Taxis is giving a lift to Macmillan Caring Locally, with sponsorship and prizes for its upcoming Diamond & Ice Charity Ball. Bournemouth’s biggest taxi operator, United, has gifted 20 VIP Poole Speedway tickets (each including a two-course dinner) which will be raffled at the Ball at the Highcliff Marriott on Friday (November 2). Chris Culleton, a director for United … Read More

Parley’s golfers swing for charity

Parley Golf Centre handed over a cheque for £1,101 to Macmillan Caring Locally after its charity day. The money will go towards Macmillan’s ‘Brick by Brick’ appeal which aims to raise £9m for a new palliative care unit at Christchurch Hospital.

Hotels announce record breaking ‘Net a Duck’ event for charity

Bournemouth’s Cumberland and Marsham Court Hotels have come up with a totally quackers charity event. On September 17, The Cumberland’s outdoor swimming pool will be filled with 950 rubber ducks – ready for the ‘World’s Biggest Net a Duck’ event. Each duck will be numbered and will win whoever nets it a prize, ranging from a day out, to a … Read More