#kids4dccf – cancer charity launches campaign

Children across Dorset are being asked to help raise money for a cancer charity that has seen its funding slump during the coronavirus crisis. Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) gives grants to families who are facing hardship because of cancer – help that is required more than ever at the moment.

Bearwood community gets to its feet for Lynzie

Three years after her death at the age of just 38, friends and neighbours of Bearwood care worker Lynzie Holloway continue to celebrate her life by raising money for other cancer patients – this time with a sponsored walk. Lynzie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and underwent surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, before receiving the all-clear in … Read More

Elena’s haircut supports cancer charity which has helped her grandmother

Four-year-old Elena Augusti had her long hair chopped into a cute bob to help the local charity which supported her grandmother during cancer treatment. Elena from Bournemouth, had her hair cut for free at Revel Hair in Wallisdown, and has already raised almost £1500 in sponsorship for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).

Cancer survivors taking to the catwalk

Two cancer survivors will show their gratitude for a local cancer charity by modelling in an upcoming fashion show. Jackie Ingram from Bournemouth and Steve Jewell from Stourpaine both received financial help from Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) when they were going through cancer treatment. Now the duo are amongst the models taking part in the Debnique Fashion Show on … Read More

Jon’s close shave in memory of Lynzie

Two and half years after her death aged just 38, friends of Bearwood care worker Lynzie Holloway continue to raise money for local cancer patients in her honour – most recently Jon Roberts, who gave up his razor and raised a whisker short of £500. Jon is one of a large group of Bearwood Social Club members who have been … Read More

Young cancer patient vows to realise her dream with local charity’s help

A 30-year-old woman who learned she had cervical cancer just weeks before she was due to start her “dream job” told how a local charity has helped soften the blow. Hazel Pittwood from Corfe Mullen was diagnosed with Stage II cervical cancer on November 21, 2018. She had recently handed in her notice as a Heathland Warden for the Borough … Read More

Young cancer patient’s family saved from debt by local charity

A 20-year-old Poole woman who was diagnosed with cancer just a few months after undergoing a liver transplant has told how a local charity stepped in to stop her family spiralling into debt. Sophie Houghton-Hinks learned she had Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder – a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – five months after her transplant. During the next six months in hospital, … Read More

‘Semi-Colons’ bequeaths legacy to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation

The tongue in cheek-named ‘SemiColons’ Bowel Cancer Support Group may be scaling down its fundraising, but it’s legacy is set to help many more of the county’s cancer patients. SemiColons was started by bowel cancer, specialist nurses at the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester in the earlier noughties and provides much-needed support to patients and their families, as well as … Read More

Removal firm helps puts cancer charity on the road to success

Poole-based Francis Removals is raising awareness of a local cancer charity by taking it on the road. The owner of the business, Wayne Francis, has paid to have Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF) logo painted on his removal van to encourage more people to seek its help and also fundraise for its new appeal. Wayne explained: “Both my partner Jane’s … Read More

Kingston Lacy Lady Runners give cancer a run for its money

There were tears of jubilation as the Kingston Lacy Lady runners made it over the line at the Bournemouth Marathon 10k – complete with team member Vicki Piper who trained for the event after battling cancer. The run was the culmination of a monumental year for the 30-strong running club from Wimborne. Team member Sarah Harding, explained: “When Vicki told … Read More