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Pioneering new drug treatment branded too expensive

Rise in Dorset breast cancer aid requests as pioneering new drug treatment branded too expensive.

Wessex Cancer Trust is experiencing a rise in applications for grants from Dorset to support those living with or affected by breast cancer – at a time when high drug treatment costs regarding this form of cancer are making the headlines.

“We have excellent clinical links with nurses and support staff in Dorset, as well as throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands, who put those living with or affected by breast cancer in touch with us. In Dorset, this is a significant number currently seeking support,” said Janice Gabriel, a WCT trustee and former nurse director of the Central South Coast Cancer Network.

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Bournemouth Hospital raise money for Brain Tumour Research

Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth staff raise over £300 for Brain Tumour Research

Staff at the Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth raised over £300 for the charity ‘Brain TumourResearch’ on ‘Brain Tumour Awareness Day.’

The day, officially known as ‘Wear a Hat Day’ (March 28) is one of the largest and well-known brain tumour awareness and fundraising campaigns in the UK.

Staff at the independent, not-for-profit Nuffield Hospital on Lansdowne Road donned outrageous hats to sell pin badges and homemade cakes to staff and patients in support of the charity after recently losing a close colleague to a brain tumour.

Anne Richardson, Matron at Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth, said “We really wanted to show support for the Brain Tumour Research charity on ‘Wear a Hat Day’ following the loss of a very dear friend and colleague.”

Wave 105 Cash for Kids partners with AFC Bournemou

Wave 105 Cash for Kids partners with AFC Bournemouth

Wave 105 Cash for Kids partners with AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust

Wave 105 Cash for Kids is proud to announce its partnership with AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust. Through its partnership, Wave 105 Cash for Kids will work with the trust to plan a series of fundraising events throughout the year.

Formed in 2007, the AFC Bournemouth Community Trust delivers a series of sports workshops across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to more than 2,400 children. As well as hosting these activities within the AFC Bournemouth grounds, trust representatives run programmes and soccer schools at other locations across the region. They also visit more than 30 different schools to host clubs.

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Luscombe Valley Railway break record

Luscombe Valley Railway presented Lewis Manning Hospice with a cheque for £10,500 after a record breaking 2013. The popular local attraction managed to beat its own fundraising record of £10,000, set in 2010, which coincidentally was the also the last time they supported the hospice.

Richard and Connie Knott, who run Luscombe Valley Railway, nominated to support Lewis-Manning again in 2013, and opened up their meticulously assembled railway collection, set in the grounds of their home in Brudenell Avenue, to the public over four weekends throughout the year.

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Get cracking for Wave 105 Cash for Kids

The Wave 105 Cash for Kids team have launched its annual ‘Easter Appeal’. From Monday March 24 until Friday April 11, the charity is asking for listeners to donate an Easter egg to various drop-off points across Dorset for disadvantaged children.

Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “This is the fourth year of running our Easter Appeal and last year we were able to distribute more than 2,000 eggs to disadvantaged children. An Easter egg might not seem like much, but for a child who would otherwise not have had a treat at this time of year it can bring a huge smile to their face, and a little bit of joy. Hopefully with the help of our listeners we’ll be able to deliver even more eggs this year.

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Launch of new Christchurch Care Home

Community events celebrate the launch of new Christchurch Care Home

A new private luxury care home near Christchurch hosted a launch event on Friday February 28, followed by a family fun open day on Saturday March 1, to celebrate its multi-million pound development under the ownership and management of the Maria Mallaband Care Group.

Homefield Grange Care Home specialises in the provision of outstanding nursing, residential and dementia care within its elegant, modern facilities and was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Christchurch, Honorary Freeman Councillor John Lofts.

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Rocking total for Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity

Wave 105 listener Nigel Maisey (pictured) is now the proud owner of a guitar signed by the stars. The guitar was auctioned off in aid of Wave 105 Cash for Kids and Nigel placed the winning bid of £890.

The guitar was signed by a host of stars including: Will Young, Olly Murs, Ronan Keating and Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran to name just a few!

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Wave 105 Cash for Kids donates £5,000 to local charity

The Wave 105 Cash for Kids campaign has donated a £5,000 grant to help fund a homeless young people service in Southampton.

No Limits is a local charity that offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in and around the Southampton area.

Throughout a number of fundraising events and activities in 2013, Wave 105 Cash for Kids raised £29,000 and has selected eight south coast-based charities to support.

School Nurse is Nappy Happy in Nairobi

School Nurse is Nappy Happy in Nairobi

Talbot Heath School nurse Ceri McGregor has swapped her duties in Bournemouth for the African continent, to help work with vulnerable children in Kenya.

Nurse Ceri is currently working in and around the capital Nairobi with a long standing organisation called New Life Homes Trust. Their main aim is to rescue and care for abandoned babies and children, whilst trying to organise adoption with families in Kenya or overseas. Having travelled there this week for a three week visit, Mrs McGregor has been accompanied by her husband, who is providing his valuable building skills, and their two sons of 10 and 8 years.


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