Local and smaller charities are having a tough time as more businesses and larger charities use national strategies to fight for a decreasing fund of giving in the current stringent financial era.
‘Shop Local, Give Local’ is the new mantra for 2012 and the BH postcode has some fine local charities who need a higher profile. By working together BCTC member charities can produce an economy of scale and clarity of thought and purpose to make every ounce of effort count and for their voices to be heard.
A local pound goes so much further than a national/international pound and the Bournemouth Chamber is proud to be able to work with local companies and charity experts to support, help, inspire and promote those who help the local community most.
1 Crichel Mount Road
Dorset, BH14 8LT
Contact: Maria Tidy, Fundraising Manager, Tel: 01202 701000
Lewis-Manning Hospice is a charity that supports local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. We aim to ensure that local people are given access to the support they may need to help them cope with their illness and the changes it may bring. We have three core services run by a team of specialist palliative care nurses, they are: day hospice – including physiotherapy, creative arts, aromatherapy and other holistic treatments, Lymphoedema Clinic, Breathlessness Clinic. We also run an Education Service and support groups for families and carers.
St Swithun’s House
21 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, BH1 3NS
Contact: Lorna Trent, Fundraising Manager, Tel: 01202 410587
Websites: www.bcha.org.uk or www.shop.bcha.org.uk
BCHA has been helping homeless and vulnerable people for over 40 years. We help over 10,000 people each year off the streets, out of abuse, over skills barriers and onto independence and work. Whether it is homelessness, domestic violence, educational disadvantage or just the need for help and advice, we offer people the support they need.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Contact: Chrissie Wathen-Neal, Fundraising Manager - Dorset,
Tel: 07764 503477
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan. Over 4,500 people in Dorset receive a cancer diagnosis and two million people in the UK are now living with and after cancer. This means they need more medical help along with practical, emotional and financial support. We believe we can all help. We can raise money - through marathons, coffee mornings, street collections, sponsored events. We can give time - at cancer care centres, events, fundraising groups. We can share experiences - online, in the media, with each other.x
522 Christchurch Road
Contact: Lorraine Dabner, Chief Executive, Tel: 01202 399644
The CRUMBS Project is a registered charity founded in 1996. This Bournemouth based charity supports and delivers a personalised training programme to adults with mental health issues and learning disabilities. Gaining valuable work experience in CRUMBS Cafe and Bakery, trainees benefit from improved confidence and communications skills and gain experience in catering and hospitality as well as pre-employment and life skills. CRUMBS is a social enterprise and offers a range of quality food services such as sandwich deliveries, tuck box and finger buffet service - all profits are fed back into the charity towards funding the charity’s work.
Unit C, Acorn Business Park
Contact: Helen Mortimer, Fundraising Manager, Tel: 01202 718266
Diverse Abilities Plus is Dorset’s disability charity. Caring for someone with disabilities puts immense strain on families. Fortunately, Diverse Abilities has been supporting local people with profound physical and learning disabilities for over 50 years. Diverse Abilities is particularly special as it supports people, and their families, throughout every stage of their lives. Today, the charity provides invaluable support, care and advice for over 500 families through a range of projects including a specialist school, a children’s respite home, care in families’ own homes, school holiday activities, family befriending groups, supported living and a day centre.
Contact: Jeanette McPhail, General Manager
Life Education Wessex (better known as ‘Harold and the Life Bus’) is a Dorset-based charity providing age-appropriate health and drug prevention education programmes to children aged 3 – 13 years across Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Hampshire. Our work is delivered within schools by our specially trained Educators.
Contact: Alexandra Wiggins, Chair PTC Board of Trustees
The prime objective of the Purple Teardrop Campaign is to promote human rights and our focus is the infringement of human rights suffered by the victims of people trafficking. Our work includes supporting a local safe house that provides a nurturing environment and holistic care for victims who have experienced great physical and mental suffering at the hands of human traffickers. The safe house supports victims with their recovery and helps provide a start to re-build their lives. For more details about PTC, our work and how you can help please do email us or go to our website.
Tracy Ann House
5 Studland Rd
Contact: Derek Smith, Tel: 07849 980000
The Youth Cancer Trust is a unique charity in Bournemouth that offers free activity holidays and support to teenagers and young adults with cancer from all over the UK & Ireland. These holidays help reduce the sense of isolation and restore self esteem whilst also having a fun holiday with others that understand the difficulties of being diagnosed at such a tender age. It is also important to their families to know that they are in a safe environment whilst away from home.
Bournemouth Older People's Forum
The promotion of health and wellbeing of the older people of Bournemouth by:-
- Bringing together groups of older people to identify issues which cause disadvantage to older people and then to work jointly with representatives from business, the statutory sector and the voluntary sector to develop ways of overcoming barriers and alleviating need.
- Developing and delivering services to improve people's health and quality of life.
- Educating the public about ways in which disadvantage caused by ageing can be minimised or removed.
Contact: Philip Tarrant, Chief Executive, Tel: 01202 546644
BSVI is believed to be the oldest independent charity in Bournemouth. Founded in 1911, we provide services for blind and partially sighted living within Bournemouth and the surrounding area. At our centre in Moordown social activities for all age groups are held; a sight and hearing resource centre is open and a counselling/emotional support service is available. Working in the community we have a team of befrienders who visit the isolated visually impaired, working with a support worker for those recently diagnosed. BSVI welcomes anyone who is blind or partially sighted to use their services.
Contact: Vivienne Aird
We are a small independent charity which offers support to over 1,500 Voluntary and Community groups in Bournemouth. These groups perform a crucial role in delivering services to over half its population. We offer help to set the groups up, speak up on their behalf to ensure they have a say in the local community and help them become more effective. We also help them to advertise volunteer opportunities and find volunteers,
Contact: DONNA BLANCHE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, Tel 01202 399997
Established in 1994, we are a small and welcoming family centre, offering individual and group support to mums and dads with children under five. We provide parenting groups, workshops, courses and child contact services at our friendly centre in Boscombe.
We offer a variety of services including: parenting groups & courses; courses & support for children & parents impacted by domestic violence; Ofsted registered crèche; counselling service and fully accredited supervised & supported child contact.
Contact: Anna Bedford
At Breast Cancer Care, we want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support.
We combine the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise, using this in a unique way to provide information and offer emotional and practical support and to bring people affected by breast cancer together.
We also campaign for improvement in standards of support and care and we promote the importance of early detection. We focus our work on the unique experience of each individual affected by breast cancer, we involve people with breast cancer in all that we do and we use our understanding of the emotional and practical issues facing people affected by breast cancer alongside our clinical expertise.
Contact: Brenden Howard, General Manager, 01202 552233
The Grove is a very special place, it is an hotel that provides holidays for people with cancer or life threatening/limiting illnesses nationwide. Guests can come with their families, friends, carers or alone if they wish. Everyone is welcome at The Grove, it has a family atmosphere and guests often become friends of the hotel. It is a newly refurbished hotel owned by Macmillan Caring Locally) which opened in Bournemouth June 2011. There is a qualified nurse on duty 24/7 for advice and support, or to assist in an emergency situation should one arise. We also provide coach trips, beach hut, and evening entertainment.
Give and Receive Project
Contact: Alexandra Wiggins
Bournemouth and Poole Council for Voluntary Service commissions the Give and Receive project. The project enables local business to engage with local voluntary organisations to offer assistance, support and resources.
The project actively:
Motivates business to assist the voluntary and community sector
Matches potential partners
Facilitates the successful development of relationships
The Give and Receive project provides VCS organisations with the opportunity to collaborate with another sector for the benefit of the community.
Dorset Community Foundation
24 St Peter’s Road,
Bournemouth, BH1 2LN
Contact: Tina Baker, Chief Executive, Tel 01202 292255
Dorset Community Foundation provides dedicated donor funding that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We do this by being a leading provider of donor advisory and grant making services for private individuals, companies, charitable trusts and statutory bodies. The main focus of the Foundation’s work is to provide independent expert advice that enables fund holders to achieve their charitable aims. Since its founding the Foundation has administered and distributed more than £6m in charitable grants to charities and community groups in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
Contact: Debbie Anderson, Tel: 01202 483360
The Wessex Autistic Society is a regional charity which exists to provide appropriate education, support, care and individual development services to people affected by autism. Our service encompasses Portfield School, a non-maintained specialist school for children affected by autism, residential and community care in addition to an Information and Advocacy Service. We rely on voluntary donations to enable us to support families, carers and individuals affected by an autism diagnosis across the Wessex region.
SERVICES FOR CHARITIES
Contact: Andy Horn (based in Bournemouth)
Auditel works with organisations serious about reducing their overhead costs. We have helped thousands of organisations over the last 17 years to reduce financial waste. We work on a no savings no fee structure so there is no risk to the client. Our knowledge, attention to detail and relationships with suppliers enables us to deliver cost savings over and above what companies can achieve. Typical Costs reviewed: Waste, Water, Energy, Telecoms, Mobiles, Stationery, etc. We have worked with many charities over the years and have delivered a variety of additional savings that are available to this sector.
Contact: Martin Collett,
Mobile: 07917 340242
Bournemouth Concert Brass (BCB) is a Championship Section Brass Band located in the heart of Bournemouth at the URC opposite ASDA / Bournemouth Railway Station. A Brass Band concert at the right venue can attract a large audience. Our repertoire is varied and themed concerts are possible. Whilst the band has costs we are happy to let profits go to our partners for the event. This way we connect with local audiences, local business and local charity. The band is currently rebranding proud to have permission to adopt the Bournemouth Coat of Arms as our logo.
Contact: Helga Brandt
Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Agency for the South West of England, supporting regional dance strategy development and representing the South West Dance sector nationally.
It works collaboratively with regional partners who share a commitment to develop and sustain opportunities for people in the region to make, present, watch and participate in dance.
Pavilion Dance opened in September 2010, a national centre of excellence for dance located behind the Pavilion Theatre and facing the gardens and the seafront in the centre of Bournemouth. The venue includes a state-of-the-art 200-seat studio theatre space, designed specifically for dance, and two excellent dance studios.