Huge thanks to Marcus Drysdale & Colin Johnson from Acheson Construction who took on an epic challenge to climb the snow-capped Kilimanjaro earlier this year. Julia’s House were one of the 3 charities they supported through the self-funded challenge and they came to the Dorset hospice to present a cheque for £2,936 – double their target. This amount could pay for three day sessions at the hospice with 5 children at each! You are amazing guys - thank you!
A massive thank you to Bentley’s Crossfit Devizes – a team of 12 Cycled 200 miles, walked 100 miles and rowed 50 miles, raising an amazing £3175.60 for Julia’s House (the overall total was double this and they very kindly split it 50/50 between us and Southampton Hospital!). This is the second year in a row Adam Bentley has supported Julia’s House, and we are very grateful for the continued support!
Dorchester Drama recently enjoyed success with a production of “Dickens Children”, showcasing both Dickens favourite characters, and excerpts from the authors own life. The show proved popular and it felt like everyone involved; cast, crew and audience, learned something new about the man and his works. Director Dee was keen to honour Dickens own philanthropy during the evening, so a raffle was run each time in aid of Julia’s House. A few weeks later, DD was able to present a cheque for £150 to Gill Slade from Julia’s House.
A comedy night, organised by the Heckle and Squelch Comedy Club, was held at the Wyke Smugglers pub in Wyke Regis last month to help raise funds for Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice. The sell out comedy night was packed with Julia’s House supporters who were entertained by five superb acts who brought a diverse range of humour to suit all tastes. The programme was headlined by professional comedian Steve Bugeja, a previous winner of the BBC new comedian award with multiple television credits.
Pictured, James Robinson, on behalf of the Heckle and Squelch Comedy Club, handing a cheque for over £440 raised at the event to Gill Slade from Julia’s House.
Special thanks to James from the Comedy Club for hosting the comedy night, and also to the Wyke Smugglers for their hospitality. But most of all, special thanks to the audience who were so generous in their laughter and support.
Thank you to Good Vibrations, for raising an amazing £270, from their recent fashion party.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Day on Friday 31st May. The day was a great success and we are heading towards a total of £14,000 raised for our children and their families so we are absolutely delighted. A particular thank you to Brian Parker, his staff from Britannia Parking, the Barclays and Julia’s House volunteers, Derai, Marcus and Matt who helped out on the day. Also to Pork farms for snacks on the course, the golf club, our sponsors; Britannia Parking, Dutton Gregory and Keystone Civil Engineering and all the golfers who made it such a great day.
Despite a knee injury at 62km into his 100km London 2 Brighton Challenge, Alex Bance ran and finished the race in under 16 hours. Fully committed to his supporters and family, he was determined to complete the challenge and has raised a fantastic £1222 for Julia’s House. Thank you so much Alex!