The chosen Charity for 2016 is MACMILLAN CARING LOCALLY(Registered Charity No 268218). The Xmas Party rasied funds and we took a group of the Hawks to visit and present them with a cheque for £250, We aim to continue to raise funds for this great local charity,
About “Macmillan Caring Locally” formerly The Macmillan Cancer Trust was formed in 1974 and evolved from the fund raising committee for the building of the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, the first of its kind in the Country. This Committee included amongst its members representatives from the League of Friends at the Royal Victoria Hospital (now Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital) and the local National Society for Cancer Relief (now Macmillan Cancer Support).
During the final building stages of the Unit it was decided to form a Trust to be identified with the Unit and it was registered as a Charity on 25 July 1974 as "the Macmillan Cancer Trust"
In 2009 the Trust was re-branded as “Macmillan Caring Locally”. The aims of the Charity are to support those who are suffering from Cancer and other terminal diseases where no cure is expected, and to provide help and support for the whole family. Latterly the Charity has aided services which provide early diagnosis of Cancers with a view to enabling early treatment and, ideally, recovery.
“Macmillan Caring Locally” acts as the custodian of all funds donated towards its aims and both initiates and responds to a wide variety of needs supporting the N.H.S., primarily for the Macmillan Unit but also for other Cancer sufferers in South East Dorset and West Hampshire.