EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL DEC 2021
Sadly, it will not now be possible to run this event under the expected COVID-19 restrictions on social distancing and group activities. It is therefore postponed until December 2021.
Charities due to be supported
We were very much hoping to be fundraising for the following charities. Please follow links to their websites if you would like to find out more, or would still like to donate.
Autism Wessex are a regional charity founded in 1968. They provide support, care and education to children, adults and families with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their services include Portfield School, a specialist school based in Christchurch for children aged 3-19 with autism, 7 residential settings which are home to up to four adults needing 24 hour care, Community Support services offering over 3,000 hours of care a week to adults in the community, and a Community Connection telephone service offering signposting and advice to anyone who needs it.
Christchurch Community Partnership
The CCP exists to combat social isolation across the age demographic in our community of Christchurch. We do this in two ways – by directly delivering services, and by influencing other organisations and agencies to work collaboratively to identify and fill any gaps, and to avoid duplication of services.
Bournemouth Hospital Charity
Established to make a difference to every patient and every condition that is treated at our hospitals and provide added value to provisions made though NHS funding. By working with the community and businesses we help provide a better environment, extra equipment and training to help improve the health and wellbeing of both our patients and our staff.
The Food Bank Christchurch
Christchurch (UK) Food Bank provides 3 days worth of emergency food to individuals and families struggling or in crisis within our local community. CFB is a Christchurch Fellowship of Churches Initiative in partnership with Faithworks Wessex.
Macmillan Caring Locally
The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit and Hospice for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire. The charity, Macmillan Caring Locally, works in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide the services at the Macmillan Unit and in our community.