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Community Support

Are you a member of a local community group? Do you want to support your local hospitals by raising funds for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity? Then we need your help!

Our local community groups give us such amazing support and we are looking to engage with more groups to help us in any way they can.

Whether your group is big or small we would love to work with you in raising funds for an area in our hospitals that is close to your heart. We can give you information on current projects and offer you support and guidance with your fundraising ideas.

Together we can all help to ensure that our hospitals continue the great work and care we provide to our local community each and every day.

If you would like to find out more please contact us on 0300 019 4060 / 8449 or email

Our Community Supporters

The Rotary Club of Poole, together with Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust, funded the purchase of a Bladder Scanner dedicated for use by the Children’s Unit at Poole Hospital.

Bournemouth Joggers hold their annual Boscombe 10km run at the end of each season and all their wonderful runners raise funds for our hospitals by paying an entry fee and a collection is held on the day.

Poole Grammar School and 21 of their students held a 24 hour drumathon raising over £3,000 for Poole Hospital.

Dexter Sports held CPR training for its members and parents. Attendees learned valuable life-saving skills whilst fundraising for the Children’s Ward at Poole Hospital by selling refreshments and cake. We were so pleased to be able to meet them to receive a cheque for £150.

Sole Mates, a running group made up of Karen, Lauren, Sarah, Jo, Ria, Erica and Zak, challenged themselves to run a minimum of 1km every day for a month to raise money for the Children’s Ward at Poole Hospital. Two members of the group have children who regularly visit the ward due to on-going health conditions and they wanted to give something back.

The Plot, run by Sharon Valler and volunteers, started out as a garden sale in Sharon’s front garden. It has since blossomed into a community project which has its own ‘plot’ at Nick’s Farm, Throop. If you want to get involved, you can donate your spare plants, vegetables, flowers and garden tools or head down to the plot and stock up for your own garden. All the profits raised are donated to the staff welfare fund at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity. So far, The Plot has raised nearly £20,000.

The Dorset Indian Mela is an annual event held at Poole Park and is a fantastic day for a taste of India. It’s a day full of live music, Bhangra Dhol, food stalls and henna painting all to raise funds for our hospitals.