TWO major events in Wareham have benefited a charity that supports people and families through difficult times.
The Allison Campbell Trust (ACT) provides support and services to those undergoing end-of-life care in the Purbeck area, as well as supporting loved ones.
And the charity has recently been the beneficiary of two events – from the Wareham Carnival Committee and Wareham Town’s Mayor, Malcolm Russell, at his annual Christmas charity fundraiser.
Ian Davey, from the carnival committee, said: “It is important that our local charity organisations can step in and help families to help their loved ones to get the support they rightly deserve.
“The Allison Campbell Trust will make that happen.”
Meanwhile, ACT was chosen as Wareham Town Mayor, Malcolm Russell’s charity for 2022.
The Mayor recently welcomed nearly 100 people to his annual Christmas Concert in Wareham Town Hall, raising funds for the organisation.
Cllr Russell said: “It is heart-warming to see the endless goodwill of Wareham and Purbeck folk in supporting the Allison Campbell Trust, a local Charity, supporting patients in palliative care.
“This charity can fill the gaps that are unable to be met by NHS provision.”
An ACT spokesperson thanked all those involved in a memorable and very enjoyable evening.
“ACT, a relatively new charity, aims to support Purbeck district nursing teams in their care of end of life patients who choose to die at home rather than in hospital,” they said.
“ACT responds to requests from district nurse teams to provide a range of items that the NHS isn’t able to fund, and that can make a difference to their comfort and quality of life.
“ACT is entirely run by volunteers so every penny donated can go directly where it is needed.”
Are you caring for someone who is receiving end of life care at home and do you think they could benefit from similar items? If so, let your district nurse or support worker know so they can contact ACT to find out what help can be offered.
If you would like to find out more about ACT, visit allisoncampbelltrust.org.