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A-Z Fundraising Guide

​​​As they say there is nothing new under the sun so we have compiled here a list of all sorts of fundraising ideas to give you inspiration.  If you have other ideas do let us know and we can add them to the list:

​​​​A-Z Fundraising Guide

Walk for Wards 2017 - 2nd July 2017

​Walk for Wards  2017 took place on Weymouth Beach this year. Over 160 people took part in the walk raising many thousands of pounds for the Cancer Appeal and for other hospital Wards and departments. For  details of how to get involved with future events please contact Damian Chandler on 01305 253424 or email

Walk for Wards 2016, Lodmoor Country Park & RSPB Reserve

Thank you to all those who came and supported the Walk for Wards on the 3rd July.  It was a lovely morning and over £5,000 was raised for the Cancer Appeal and for wards across the hospital.



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 Dementia Day room on Purbeck Ward

Through wonderful community support we have now raised the full amount required for the dementia day room  to give a friendly reception area and lounge seating to make the ward more calming for those suffering with dementia.

The initial building work will start soon, to be followed by the fitting out of the new dementia room. This project will transform the experience of dementia patients being treated on Purbeck Ward.  A huge thank you also to the staff on the ward who alone have raised more than £10,000 for this project.

​Purbeck ward is an orthopaedic and trauma ward. They have a high level of admissions of patients living with Dementia (as high as 66% at times), who have fallen and fractured bones, usually their hip. This can be an extremely challenging and upsetting time for the patients, their families and the staff. The condition of Dementia can be exacerbated and patients can become more distressed and confused whilst in hospital. This often results in a delay in their recovery and discharge from hospital. The team on Purbeck has been working very hard over the last few years to improve the environment.

The latest national data showing survival rates for trauma patients places DCH among the best hospitals in the country. Even with this accolade the Purbeck team are passionate about improving services and caring for their patients. Approximately 1500 patients will benefit each year and 30-50% would have dementia. All staff would also benefit.