Money raised for Purbeck’s Allison Campbell Trust
Allison Campbell Trust have expressed a ‘massive Thank you!’ to everyone who generously helped to raise £500 for the charity, on Rugby’s 6 Nations Super Saturday at The Kings Arms Pub in Wareham on 18th March 2023.
The fundraising afternoon included a donation made by the Kings Arms for every bowl of chilli sold, a ‘Guess The 1st try scorer’ competition as well as an eclectic raffle with prizes ranging from a tonne of fire wood donated by Marc to a jar of bath salts donated by Purbeck Wholefoods. Many thanks to everyone who contributed any of the 40 raffle prizes and to those who purchased tickets.
Ironically, a major prize of a Skate Board, donated by ‘Skatenotbored’, Skateboard and Scooter Shop in Sandford Lane, Wareham, was won by Nigel from the shop! He will donate the skateboard to a youngster in the community.
Photo: Tim, from The Kings Arms, Wareham presents Nigel of ‘Skatenotbored’ – Skateboard and Scooter Shop in Sandford Lane, Wareham, who won back his own donated prize!
The Allison Campbell Trust
ACT, the Allison Campbell trust, works solely in the Purbeck area and aims to support Purbeck district nursing teams in their care of end-of-life patients who choose to die in their own homes. ACT responds to requests from the Purbeck district nurse teams by providing a range of items that the NHS isn’t able to fund, these items make a difference to patient comfort and quality of life. These items include such things as a light therapy box provided to a patient who began to fear going to bed at night. The light box became ‘ a great comfort’ to the patient for the long dark evenings. Or essential oil diffusers and aromatherapy oils, which work very well to disguise unwanted smells. Some more basic items such as no-rinse shampoo caps, wipes, flannels and intimate care wash items for personal care not only make the patient feel more comfortable but also enable family members to spend a little more valuable time with their loved ones.
Of all the items already funded by ACT, the most unusual must be the weighted sloth; a therapeutic item providing weight and sensory input, the weight and deep pressure is calming and provides relief to the patient when stroking the sloth.
When explaining what ACT’s aim is and how the charity operates, a lucky raffle winner immediately asked us to donate their prize to one of the local nursing staff working with ACT.
ACT is entirely run by volunteers, so every penny donated can go directly where it is needed. Would you like to put on an event in aid of the Allison Campbell Trust, or help raise funds for the Trust. If so, please contact; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future fundraising events from which ACT will benefit include:
Coffee Morning on Tuesday 14th April from 10am at the Kings Arms in Wareham.
Dorset Knob Throwing Competition on 30th July at the Kings Arms, Wareham.
Wareham Folk Harvest, to be held over the 14th, 15th & 16th September, based at the Kings Arms, Wareham
Are you caring for someone living in the Purbeck area, who is receiving end of life care at home ? Do you think they could benefit from ACT’s support? If so, please let your district nurse or support worker know and they can contact ACT who will make a speedy response to your request.