We are delighted to co-operate with Dorchester Town Football Club, who share the proceeds of their lottery with the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust. This year, DTFC Chairman Matthew Lucas presented a cheque for over £1,000 to Fortuneswell.

The club also held an Auction of Promises, which raised further funds for Fortuneswell.

Anyone can join the Lottery via the club website.

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The North Dorset villages came up trumps again for Fortuneswell. Colin and Janet Foot, with their helpers, raised over £12,000 at the West Orchard Village Fete.

A few weeks later, the Plough Inn Vintage Fest at Manston raised £3025.
The photo shows (left to right) Colin Foot, Sally Hunt (Plough Vintage Fest) Rita Stranger (West Orchard treasurer) Dr Riichard Osborne, Janet Foot, and Staff Nurse Bridget Welsby, when they presented some of the proceeds. Very sadly, we report that Janet passed away in January 2016.

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Tom Norton raised funds for Fortuneswell in memory of his Aunt, Barbara Norton. He ran two half marathons and the Coast to Coast challenge in California. He is pictured outside Snow White’s Castle with his medals for all three events

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Shirley Allum owns the well known ladies’ fashion store in Shaftesbury.
She held a fashion show in aid of Fortuneswell, and raised £2000.
Shirley is pictured presenting her cheque in the Fortuneswell Ward to David Evans and Staff Nurse Ghazal.

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Amazing final total for purple powered memorial walk

Victoria Upton and Alexandra O’Dwyer organised the Rebecca Harris Memorial Walk, held on 14th June 2015. The final amount of money raised by the walk was a stunning £9850.
The money was split equally between the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust and Symondsbury Primary School, where Rebecca’s sons Rowan and Joseph are pupils.
Victoria said: “When we started this idea, we hoped we’d get a few people out to do a walk in Bec’s memory and we’d maybe raise £2000.  To have now raised nearly £10,000 and to have seen 200 people dressed in purple walking together across the fields is incredible.  This was a wonderful joint effort by so many people and we want to thank everybody who played a part, from the walkers and the people who sponsored them, the local businesses that donated prizes for our wonderful raffle or who helped make the walk a success, the Friends of Symondsbury School who helped with refreshments and logistics on the day, and everybody who wished us well.”
Pictured are some of the walkers. (Photo by kind permission of Dorset Echo)

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Paul Verrall

Impressed by the treatment received by his sister in the unit, Paul Verrall  ran the Weymouth Half Marathon in a pink tutu!
He raised over £800 for Fortuneswell.

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In her year as Dorset Bowls Ladies President, Pam Montgomerie of  Greenhill Bowls Club, Weymouth chose The Fortuneswell  Cancer Trust to be her charity for the year. Pam said  “I chose this charity because several of my friends and fellow bowlers have  been treated in the Fortuneswell Ward and Outpatients at DCH, and the care had been so special.”
During her term in office, Pam and her bowling colleagues raised £1,500 by means of collections at all the local county matches.
Pam is pictured presenting the cheque to Paul Ryan, Trustee of The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust .

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For her 80th birthday, Mrs June Stephens asked for donations to Fortuneswell  in lieu of presents. She raised £1,000 and is shown presenting her cheque to Chairman, Dr David Evans and Dr Richard Osborne.

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Mike Fox, steward of Portland Royal British Legion Club once again organised a Golf Day and other events, raising £1,500 for Fortuneswell.

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 Karen Croad, who works as a ward clerk on the Fortuneswell Ward at DCH, ran the London Marathon in aid of the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust. Karen stitched messages to her shirt from patients and their relatives who sponsored her.

Karen is pictured crossing the finishing line, and presenting her cheque to Sister Tracey Turnbull (left) and Lead Cancer Nurse Abi Orchard (right).

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11 year old Imogen Brown of Dorchester arranged a cake sale when her grandfather was admitted to the Fortuneswell Ward. She raised over £500 for the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust.


The Weymouth Barrel Challenge is an event where teams in fancy dress roll barrels on a course around Weymouth, culminating in a 100 metre race along Weymouth Harbour near the King’s Arms pub.
The proceeds were shared between Fortuneswell and the Lifeboat, and we received £2,500.

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Weymouth Ukeleleans have continued to support Fortuneswell over the year. The growing ensemble played in Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth, and once more raised over £1,000 for Fortuneswell.


 This year, instead of completely closing the Number 64 Café in Maiden Newton for its annual refurbishment, Proprietor Sylvia Fowler decided to stay open to serve Charity Breakfasts in aid of the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust.
Sylvia’s son, Edward is shown with the cheque for £1062.49, which was the total raised by the team.

Breakfast at No 64