At the AGM in December, members voted to support

Macmillan Caring Locally

as our Charity for 2020


The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire.

The charity 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.

The Macmillan Unit offers specialist palliative care to patients with any advanced, progressive incurable illness with different symptoms or problems. The unit provides the highest standard of care and an attractive, homely environment for patients, their families and visitors. The charity also provides nursing and medical equipment to improve patient treatment and comfort.

The specialist palliative care service is made up of an inpatient unit with 16 beds and a dedicated team of in-patient nurses, a team of specialist palliative care community nurses who visit patients at home and in nursing or residential care, a team of doctors, a day centre at the Macmillan Unit which offers some complementary therapies, a team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, a family support team, and a hospital palliative care team which sees patients in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Macmillan Caring Locally is a small charity and is not connected in any way to the national charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

To find our more about Macmillan Caring Locally click here. 


The total raised for Macmillan Caring Locally, our Charity of the Year 2020, now exceeds £2500  –  well done to all concerned!   Our ‘Just Giving’ web-page will remain open for another month for anyone who hasn’t yet contributed.



A big thank you to everyone who participated yesterday and to all who have made a donation. Thanks to your generosity a total of £550 has been raised, which with gift aid amounts to £617.50. The Just Giving page remains open if anyone else wishes to make a donation....

Drama Group raises funds for “McMillan Caring Locally”

Drama Group raises funds for “McMillan Caring Locally”

We are planning a number of fund raising events in support of Macmillan Caring Locally. Although the year has just begun fundraising is underway. The Drama group Pantomime  held on the 12th December 2019 has kicked off our support by raising £433.00 - A fantastic...



Many congratulations - and a huge thank-you - to Kevin Steele and the members of our Green Fingers Group D3 for raising over £900 via the Plant Fayre they held recently - all achieved with social distancing intact! We will add this sum to the money raised earlier this...