Ashley’s Birthday Bank
Our latest donation of £2,000 was awarded to Ashley's Birthday Bank who provide underprivileged children with a birthday & Christmas present, and offer a crisis service for families in Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch going through financial hardship.
We donated £2,622 to pay for a specialist support chair for Noah Jones who is a 6 year old boy suffering with a life limiting condition which means his health is deteriorating very quickly. More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/noah.stevenson.102
Home-Start South East Dorset
Home-Start is the UK's leading family support charity offering friendship and informal support to parents with young children, in local communities throughout the UK, so that every child can have a good start in life. We recently donated nearly £3,000 to enable 35 children and their care staff to go for a day trip to Chessington World of Adventures. Our donation also paid for food and toys on the day.
A donation of £2,000 from the BC Club was put to good use recently to help pay for a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland for 4 year old Charlie Brown and her family. Charlie suffers from Turner Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.
We were saddened to hear of the death of a local mum with three young children, so we donated £1,000 toward her funeral costs.
Seven year old Arabella Hilbourne-Rose from Poole was born at just 27 weeks with twin William. However, she needed surgery which led to multi organ failure and brain damage and as a result she has a complex condition including cerebral palsy in its most severe form. When the BC Club heard about her brave ordeal, we were only too pleased to donate £2,680 towards a specialist support wheelchair fully customised to her needs to enable safe movement and transport. We would like to give special thanks to Kieran Cheer at Consular Specialist Seating for their amazing support and help http://consolor.co.uk/
A regular receiver of BC Club donations, the Variety Club were recent recipients of a donation to buy 178 brand new coats for local school children to keep them warm this Winter.
ETHAN'S APPEAL - £500
Ethan Doyle has severe quadriplegic dystonic cerebral palsy. The funds raised for Ethan will be going towards private physiotherapy and equipment needed to help little Ethan reach his full potential. Ethan's dad, Sean, tells us "Ethan is a very happy 3 year old who has the most amazing smile and is always giggling. He is very alert and smiley but is also extremely frustrated. He is desperate to be able to get up and go." The BC Club were delighted to donate £500 to Ethan’s appeal and for anyone else out there who would like to contribute please do so here at Ethan's fundraising page
SOPHIE PRICHETT - £3,000
"Dear Shan and all the members of The BC Club
We just wanted to say a HUGE Thank you for purchasing the Hippocampe beach buggy for Sophie this summer. We have just had our first family holiday for a while and wanted to share with you the pictures of Sophie having great fun on the beaches we visited – this would not have been possible without the beach buggy. We now have some fantastic memories of our holiday and Sophie even managed to do a little swimming in the sea, indeed she even had a go at snorkelling! We are so grateful for all your help."
Sharon, Ian and Sophie Pritchett
TOUGH MUDDER 2015 - £3,500
BC member Lee Woodfield took part in this year’s Tough Mudder Challenge. Lee raised £1065 with kind donations from friends, family and local businesses Express Hire, Suttles and Wareham Skip Hire. The BC Club added £2435 to Lee's fund raising so a total of £3500 was given to Dreamflight a cause we have supported for many years.
DREAMFLGHT - CHANGING LIVES
Dreamflight is a UK charity that changes young lives by taking children with a serious illness or disability, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. Dreamflight believes that fun and joy are just as important as medical research and equipment. This is a charity that the BC Club have long supported and to date, we have donated over £8,000.
“We’d like to say a sincere thank you to all the members of the BC Club for donating a further £3500 to Dreamflight. This will pay for the entire holiday for another deserving child on this year’s trip…which begins in just two sleeps! On behalf of the Dreamflight children, thank you!
Sam Eddowes. Dreamflight
YOUTH CANCER TRUST - £2,000
Youth Cancer Trust is a national charity based in Bournemouth and provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital. The BC Club has donated £2,000 to help them with their wonderful and worthwhile work.
“I wanted you to know – you are making a difference and I wanted to thank you so much on behalf of us all.”
Georgina Hillman. Youth Cancer Support WorkerVisit Website
POOLE HOSPITAL NICU NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE - £500
Funds raised by Poole Hospital Charity help to pay for additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high-quality care for patients at the Hospital. We were delighted to donate £500 to the Neonatal intensive care unit recently.
“On behalf of Poole Hospital Charity, may I thank you for your kind donation of £500 in support of the Rollercoaster Ride. As you are aware donations will be allocated to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and will be used to enhance patient care and comfort.”
Jayne Hughes. Fundraising TeamVisit Website
GULLY'S PLACE TRUST FUND - £1,000
Throughout Dorset, there are around 400 infants, children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. These children can have a short life expectancy and may not survive to adulthood. Gully’s Place Trust Fund has been developed to support these children and their families, from diagnosis to death and beyond. They are always looking for donations to help them create a home from home for the children at their unit in Poole Hospital. We were only too happy to donate £1,000.
“On behalf of Poole Hospital Charity may I thank you for your wonderful donation of £1000 raised by the BC Club at their Charity Night. We are always so grateful to have local support and thank you for your fundraising efforts on our behalf. As requested the donation will be allocated to Gully’s Place on the childrens unit and will be used to provide extra care, comfort and support for the children and their families.”
Gwen Trevett. Poole Hospital Charity
THE RICHIE KEEFE LIFE AND SOUL TRUST - £2,500
The Richie Keefe Life and Soul Trust supports families affected financially by cancer in Bournemouth and Poole. Their mission is to provide a better quality of life for low income families who have lost the main breadwinner to cancer, to support bereavement counselling and to aid the work of cancer support services locally. We were pleased to help their cause with a recent donation of £2,500.
“I am writing on behalf of the Richie Keefe Life and Soul Trustees to thank you so much for your very generous donation of £1000 and your continued support of the Trust.”
Martine Watkins. Life and Soul. The Richie Keefe Trust
HARRISON’S TRUST FUND - £3,500
Harrison suffers with cerebral palsy. In fact, the correct diagnosis is spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. This means all four of his limbs are affected. There is no cure, he may never sit unaided, walk or even talk. Any form of purposeful physical movement will always be extremely difficult for Harrison. When we heard of Harrison’s plight, we donated £3,500 to help with his care and support. Visit Website
NEWLIFE FOUNDATION - £500
Disabled children have been at the heart of the charity since 1991. Since that time, Newlife Foundation has become, through our work, the specialists for special children. Their needs and the needs of their families and carers, their health and their voices are all central to the work of the charity. Our donation of £500 will certainly help.
STARS - £582
We recently donated £852 to the STARS charity, which works to ensure that anyone presenting with unexplained loss of consciousness receives the correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment, informed support and sign posting to the appropriate medical professional.
“We have today received a very generous cheque for £582 on behalf of The BC Club. It was a wonderful surprise and very much appreciated.”
Trudie Lobban. Stars Founder and Chief Executive
SPARKLE - £345.46
Victoria School needed a new hydrotherapy sensory pool and changing facilities for their students. Hydrotherapy plays a vital part in the students’ development and the new facilities certainly met their needs. The pool also serves disabled individuals across Dorset, as well as community disabled groups for both children and adults, mother and toddler groups. We were delighted to make a contribution to their fundraising.
“Thank you for the donation of £345.46 given to Victoria Education Centre by members of The BC Club in memory of Mr Ollie Muir. The money will be used for the Sparkle Appeal which aims to raise £5 million to build a new hydrotherapy pool and therapy centre at the school."
Diana Newbury. Sparkle Appeal Manager
ASHLEY AMBROSE - £2000
Helping to bring Ashley back. Nobody knows how much Ashley Ambrose can see, hear, or understand since a motorcycle accident nearly three years ago. The 19-year-old is fed and takes water through a tube into his stomach and needs 24-hour nursing – he cannot communicate in any way. The BC Club donated £2,000 to help with Ashely’s care and support.
FLUTTERBY FUND - £500
The Flutterby Fund is a non-profit charity that offers funding for high quality therapy treatments and equipment for families on low income with children with special needs of any age in the UK. We recently donated £500 to their fundraising effort.
OR - £1000
One of our members nominated O.R – a very brave young girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumour for a donation. Initially we donated an iPad to her whilst she was recuperating in hospital and then subsequently helped by donating £1000 towards a family trip to London.
IZAAK WYLDE - £7500.00
Following the death of his father Lee, who fought leukaemia for many years, the BC Club opened a trust fund for Izaak.
OPERATION ELLIOT - £35000
When we heard that little Elliot Gower needed over £66,000 for an operation, we immediately wanted to help, and donated £3500 to help towards his target. Aged only six, he has cerebral palsy and severe haemophilia A and the operation is potentially life-changing.
“We want to say an enormous thank you to the BC Club for the donation of £3,500 to my son Elliot. We’ve been supported by the whole community and we couldn’t have got where we are without them"
James Gower. Operation Elliot
HELP FUND SKYE - £500
To ensure 6 year old Skye Cowan receives life changing surgery, her father Steve and family had to raise more than £20,000. We were happy to help and donated £500 to the cause.
LUCAS - FINDING MY FEET - £1000
Lucas has spastic diplegia but there is an operation that can help! He’s now 3 (and a half) and can’t walk or stand without help due to the rigid muscles in his legs. It can’t be cured but his quality of life can be improved by Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (an operation pioneered by an amazing doctor in St Louis, USA). This operation will relieve the tension and pain, prevent more invasive surgery later in life. We donated £1,000 to the fundraising effort.
ANNALEA DOMINGUEZ - £500
When Annalea approached the BC Club to ask for sponsorship to run the London Marathon in 2014 we gladly contributed £500.00. Completing the race in only 3 hours and 46 minutes, she raised £4,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Poole Hospital and the money will buy them a portable crash trolley for the unit. Congratulations Annalea!
SAM KERSLAKE - £500
The BC Club donated £500 to Sam when she took part in a charity wing walk for Cancer Research.
SUMMER HAPPINESS - £3500.00
We donated £500 to this brave little girl who at the age of 6 years was diagnosed with a brain tumour and needed to fly to America with her family for Proton therapy.