Thank you to Bliss Aviation who have chosen to support Julia's House for the 3rd year running by supplying some fantastic flights to use as auction prizes at some of our events throughout the year.
Ollie Lehmann, MD of Bliss Aviation says ''We're delighted to continue our support for such a great cause, working with the Julia's house team is always a pleasure''
Thank you to Vinyl Solutions for choosing Julia’s House as its charity of the year for 2019. Here's Ben and Nigel from Vinyl Solutions, meeting our Chief Exec Martin Edwards and Corporate Fundraiser Caroline Attreed at our Dorset Hospice.
Ben Hart, Managing Director at Vinyl Solutions, said: “After two years of supporting the superb work of the British Heart Foundation, we decided this year to opt for a more local cause. Julia’s House is a fantastic charity which does amazing work. We are proud to be working with them in 2019."
We would like to say a huge thank you to The Woolley Grange Hotel in Bradford on Avon who raised an amazing £4443.88 in 2018 for Julia’s House. Along with general fundraising at the hotel, the team took part in our Jurassic Coast Trek and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. In total, they have raised a staggering £11,385.38 in just 3 years. Thank you so much to Clare, Caroline and the team.
The Melksham & District Flower Arrangement Society chose Julia’s House as their Charity of the Year and raised an incredible £1000. Thank you to Sue Spurrier their Chairperson, and to all of the members for their support.’
Another kind act to brighten up a cold January - these brand new Disney DVDs were bought by a lovely gentleman from Broadstone as a Christmas present for Carmela, who featured in our Christmas Appeal, we think she's going to love these!
Swindon Male Voice Choir put on a wonderful Christmas Carol Service on the 21st December, and chose to support Julia’s House again. Along with the newly formed Marlborough Youth Choir, a string trio and Wroughton Brass Band, the sold out evening raised a fantastic £869.21. Thank you so much to the Swindon Male Voice Choir and everyone who attended, for supporting our families.
The Dorset Sweet Charity Choir kindly chose to support Julia’s House at their Christmas Show at Verwood Hub Theatre on Sunday 9th December and they raised an incredible £3269.71 for Julia’s House!
The Sweet Charity Choir was created in January 2017 by Choir Leader Jenny Deacon, originating from a New Years Resolution to give something ‘back’ to the world through music. The fundamental mission of Sweet Charity Choir is to join together and learn exciting and bespoke arrangements and to raise money for different charities.
Thank you so much to Jenny, all the choir members and everyone who attended the event for supporting your local children’s hospice - we are so grateful!
The Rotary Club of Westbourne have very kindly chosen Julia’s House as their charity of the year for 2018/19 and have so far raised an incredible £1860!
On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November members of the Club and other volunteers gave up their time to bag-pack and collect donations at The Range in Bournemouth and raised £1406. The Club then, again with the help of some volunteers, ran their annual Santa’s Grotto in Westbourne Arcade on Saturday 1st December, which raised £454.
Thank you to the members of Rotary Club of Westbourne and all the volunteers that helped them across both weekends for all their hard. What a fantastic start to a year of fundraising!
We'd like to say a big thank you to AEC Electrical Ltd for kindly supplying Christmas lights for the hospice and the engineers to fit them. Once again you've provided us with a fantastic display!
A round of applause for Venator Recruitment for raising a wonderful £260 from their Christmas jumper day and Cheese 4 Charity Day! Eating cheese for charity, how fabulous! Thank you all and merry Christmas.
A huge thank you to Redweb for supporting us throughout 2018 and raising a fabulouse £3,000 by trekking, running, baking and wearing their pyjamas to work. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas!
A huge thank you to Aaron, Josh, Liam and Mini from Rockley Watersports for braving the cold and having their heads shaved for Julia’s House. You raised an amazing £3610.14 with help from Rockley Watersports matching your total through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018!
Huge thanks to EIMS IT Sales and Marketing for donating 100 advent calendars for our children and siblings. They absolutely loved them! Yum.
A huge thank you to Holton Homes for sponsoring the Poole 'Carol's by Candlelight' Concert this year. A hugely successful fundraising event where guests and supporters enjoyed readings from celebrities Guy Henry, Debra Stephenson and Martin Clunes as well as some mulled wine and a mince pie or two. There was even a surprise visit from our Patron, Eddie Howe! Holton Homes are big supporters of the charity and also sponsored the Julia's House Jurassic Trek.
Thank you to the team and customers of Nationwide, Canford Cliffs, for raising a fantastic £2364.08 to date, including selling second hand books within their branch. This is a fantastic amount raised and we are very grateful to the manager Katie Trott and her team for their continuous support.
Local photographer, Pete Scott, who helped to redecorate and tile the Julia’s House children’s hospice bathrooms with a local beach theme has donated one of his very own works of Lulworth Cove to go on display in one of the bedrooms. Pete, who is part of the Bournemouth Echo Camera Club and a general landscape and astral photographer, got talking to the nurses at the hospice about their new nautical theme and wanted to make his very own donation. The photograph he has donated is called ‘Shape of Water’ and depicts Lulworth Cove through a long exposure, making it look like a fantastical shape of a shell. We think it's amazing!
We welcomed 12 families to a Party at the Devizes Hospice where there was a Puppet show by 'Christmas for Kids' and a chance to meet the Bikers from Forsaken Guardians Motor Cycle Club who had a very successful Toy Run for the children and presented a cheque for £700. The children made Rudolph from ginger bread, decorated ceramic ornaments and departed with smiles and a sack full of goodies, including chocolate kindly donated by St Josephs School in Devizes. Thank you to the face Painter & balloon artist from Claire’s Circus and to Dawn of Victory Lodge Royal Antidiluvian order Of Buffaloes for funding the event.
We were delighted that the Wiltshire Summer Lodge Freemasons came along to one of our Wiltshire Hospice Open Days this week, and gave our Care Team a camera, so they can capture days out and activities to keep lasting memories for our families
Thank you to the Tesla Owners Club for their donation of 2 mini electric Teslas for the children, we have a feeling they're going to LOVE these!
Thank you to The Foresaken Guardians and B&M Amesbury for their absolutely incredible donation of Christmas presents for our children. Kind hearted members of the public also contributed by buying and donating toys. Their generosity will put lots of smiles on many faces.