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The Allison Campbell Trust say a massive THANK YOU

The Allison Campbell Trust (ACT) is very grateful to have been generously supported recently, by the Wareham Carnival Committee and Wareham Town’s Mayor, Malcolm Russell and Wareham Tower Chimes at his annual Christmas charity fundraiser.

Wareham Carnival Committee present cheque

Ian Davey & Chrisy Mcbride of the Wareham Carnival Committee present their very generous cheque to Dave Nolan & Jane Lewis, Chairman & Treasurer of the Allison Campbell Trust (ACT) at the Annual Awards Event at Harry’s Bar, Wareham.

Wareham Carnival donate to the Allison Campbell Trust Charity

ACT is extremely grateful for the donation from the Wareham Carnival Committee, and would like to thank the committee for supporting us in our aims to help local people. The motivation to support ACT is summed up by Ian Davey, who said, “it is important that our local charity organisations can step in and help families to help their loved ones to get the support they rightly deserve. The Alison Campbell Trust will make that happen”.

Wareham's Mayor chosen charity

ACT is proud to have been chosen as Wareham Town Mayor, Malcolm Russell’s charity for 2022. The Mayor recently welcomed nearly 100 people to his annual Christmas Concert in Wareham Town Hall, raising funds for ACT. The event was organised by Wareham Tower Chimes and also promoted on Visit Wareham.

Malcolm Russell said at the end of the evening, “It is heart-warming to see the endless goodwill of Wareham and Purbeck folk in supporting the Allison Campbell Trust, a local Charity, supporting patients in palliative care. This charity can fill the gaps that are unable to be met by NHS provision”.

Christmas concert for Allison Campbell Trust organised by the Mayor of Wareham and Wareham Tower Chimes

The evening featured the Poole and Parkstone Singers, who sang a selection of festive songs and carols, including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, as well as light hearted renditions of ‘Talking Turkeys’ and ‘A politically correct Christmas’. Audience participation was encouraged for a selection of carols, including the more rapturous Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and ‘O Come, all ye faithful’. During the interval delicious and exquisitely presented seasonal sweet treats were accompanied by a glass of prosecco, provided by the Garden Gate Tea Room. ACT would like to thank all those involved in this memorable and very enjoyable evening.

Mayor of Wareham presenting cheque to the Allison Campbell Trust

Councillor Malcolm Russell, Mayor of Wareham presenting a cheque for £600.00 to David Nolan, ACT - from the money raised at the Christmas Charity Concert as well as the Wareham Christmas Market held this month.

About the Allison Campbell Trust

ACT, a relatively new charity, aims to support Purbeck district nursing teams in their care of end of life patients who choose to die at home rather than in hospital. ACT responds to requests from district nurse teams to provide a
range of items that the NHS isn’t able to fund, and that can make a difference to their comfort and quality of life. ACT is entirely run by volunteers, so every penny donated can go directly where it is needed.

Recently, ACT has been able to provide mood-enhancing products like light therapy lamps and aromatherapy wellness roll-on sets, as well as diffusers and oils, which the nurses have found can help patients relax and sleep. We have helped people in very practical ways too, such as by contributing to greater comfort for patients: soft, fluffy bed socks, slipper socks and weighted fleece blankets have been supplied, as well as gentle no-rinse body wash, dry-mouth dental products and waterless shampoo caps.

Are you caring for someone who is receiving end of life care at home and do you think they could benefit from similar items? If so, please let your district nurse or support worker know so they can contact ACT to find out what help
can be offered.

If you would like to find out more about ACT, please visit our website

If you would like to help ACT in our work, we’d love to hear from you. Perhaps you would like to organise a fundraiser, anything from a coffee morning with friends to a business event? Or you might want to make a donation to the charity or offer your help in another way. However, you’d like to help, we would love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the website.

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