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Our Corporate Supporters

Meet our Corporate Supporters

A huge thank you to all of the companies and their employees who have chosen to support University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity:

Haskins

Popular garden centre, Haskins in Ferndown have chosen to support our SPRING service as their Charity of the Year for 2024 to help support parents and relatives through baby loss. Haskins will be showing their support with many events throughout the year such as charity quiz nights, ticketed concerts, raffles and events with the hugely popular ‘love soul’ choir! Haskins have their iconic wishing well in store where supporters can donate if you would like to support others through their loss with your loose change in store. Alongside this, the team at Haskins will be planting regular bucket collections into their calendar of events.

Morebus 

Local Bus Operators, Morebus have chosen our charity as their Charity Of The Year for 2024! We are delighted more than 700 drivers voted to support their local hospitals’ charity! Morebus will spend the year raising funds and awareness to help the charity enhance the treatment and care of patients accessing NHS services at Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch hospitals. Together with Morebus we will be able to do even more for our patients. Find out more information about this exciting partnership now. 

Coles Miller Solicitors

We are so pleased to have partnered with Coles Miller Solicitors as our gold sponsor for our flagship event ‘Walk for Wards’. It means so much to have support from Coles Miller, who are one of Dorset’s leading law firms with offices in Poole, Bournemouth, Broadstone, Christchurch and Wimborne.

If you are interested in funding one of our charity events, please contact our corporate fundraising manager Karen.Smith2@uhd.nhs.uk for more information.

Ellis Jones

Respected local firm, Ellis Jones, were our gold sponsor for Walk for Wards.

Managing Partner Nigel Smith said “Our local hospitals and NHS staff deserve the utmost support and appreciation and Ellis Jones believes in the importance of investing directly into the local community. That is why we decided to take an active role in supporting University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity by joining forces to make Walk for Wards 2021 a brilliant event that raised important funds for a fantastic cause.”

If you are interested in funding one of our charity events, please contact our corporate fundraising manager Karen.Smith2@uhd.nhs.uk for more information.

Hoburne Naish – New Milton

Hoburne Naish holiday park in New Milton has chosen University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity to be its Charity of the Year for 2023.

The popular cliff-top holiday park, which offers holidays and holiday home ownership, will be pulling out all the stops to raise £5,000 to support cancer services at Royal Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Hospitals.

General manager at Hoburne Naish, Neil Sykes, said: “Choosing a local charity to raise invaluable funds for is something very close to all our hearts here at Hoburne. The University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity works extremely hard to support its patients by funding the extras that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide, and we can help.”

Howdens – Christchurch

Howdens Christchurch recently supported University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity by sponsoring our festive Elf Dash event and making a donation to Gully’s Place.

As a locally driven business, Howdens support and engage with local charities and community activities.  In 2020, Howdens supported over 2,500 national charities, donating a total of £1.1 million to local communities across the UK.

Scott Golding, Depot Manager said “It gives me great pleasure to be able to support local groups and institutions such as hospitals, schools, care homes, and youth clubs. This became even more paramount since the beginning of the pandemic. To have the opportunity to support patients and staff at University Hospitals Dorset is extremely rewarding.”

If you are interested in funding one of our charity events, please contact our corporate fundraising manager Karen.Smith2@uhd.nhs.uk for more information.

The Hilton Hotel – Bournemouth

This year, the Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth have committed to supporting the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch hospitals.

With over 100,000 guests a year, The Hilton Hotel will be offering their venue spaces to the charity to host meetings or fundraising events.

Sales Manager, Michael Matthews said: ”The fundraising the charity organises and delivers for the NHS services throughout the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas is phenomenal and we can’t wait to play a small part in fundraising and raising awareness for such a worthwhile local charity throughout this year and into 2023.  Everybody that works here may know somebody who has been supported by our local hospitals and our guests have all been touched by the care and support that people depend on by our NHS heroes. We’re keen to show our support and provide our space to help the charity to raise as much funds as possible to help our local hospital staff go above and beyond for their patients.”

The Stock Shop

The Stock Shop who are based within our Poole Hospital site were our gold sponsor for Twilight Walk for Women’s Health 2022. The Stock Shop have served in NHS hospitals for over 30 years, offering retail therapy in the true sense of the word by providing a welcome relief and slice of normality in what can often be a stressful environment.

A spokesperson from The Stock Shop said “We are thrilled to have supported Twilight Walk for Women’s Health. We have been part of University Hospitals Dorset for nearly 2 years and as a business it is of great importance to us that we support the hospital and the local community. We were delighted to be part of an event that is so valued by the Dorset community and which raises vital funds for patients and staff at University Hospitals Dorset”

If you are interested in funding one of our charity events, please contact our corporate fundraising manager Karen.Smith2@uhd.nhs.uk for more information.

Westmade

Local construction company, Westmade Ltd , have been carrying out work on various projects at our hospitals since 2013. Over the years, the team at Westmade have made a number of donations and taken part in our events. Most recently, they sponsored one of our volunteer driven buggies which are currently in use at our Bournemouth site, transporting patients and visitors from A to B and ensuring our hospital remains accessible to all.

Managing Director, Allen Gilbert-Stroud said “We have worked side by side with the hospitals for many years and we are happy to contribute our time and efforts to supporting an organisation that helps all of us at some point in our lives. It’s rewarding to know that our presence at the hospitals is helping to improve the healthcare for the community we live in and will continue to show our support where we can.”