DUCKS and Drakes Cancer Trust have been supporting a variety of organisations and charities this year, thanks to the incredible support and generosity of its supporters and donors who help to organise events and raise funds throughout the year.

Ducks and Drakes Cancer Trust was founded to help save lives and promote well-being by raising awareness of cancer (specifically Bowel Cancer) in young people aged 18 to 30 in Dorset and the rest of the UK.

Incredible sums have been donated to various charities and organisations throughout 2019 and they are as follows:

£5,000 was donated to the Fortuneswell Unit at Dorset County Hospital.

The donation is being put towards the fund to improve the chemotherapy unit, which has a fund target of £850,000.

Head of the DCH Charity, Simon Pearson stated, "We are especially grateful for this wonderful support from Ducks & Drakes. Their continued support in helping to enhance cancer services at DCH is greatly valued."

The Radiotherapy Unit at Dorset county Hospital received £11,400 from donations.

Simon Pearson added: "We would like to say a very big thank you to Ducks & Drakes Cancer Trust.

It is now tremendous that their commitment continues through this generous support, which will benefit cancer patients in the new Radiotherapy unit."

The Dorset-based Weldmar Hospice received £6,500 in donations.

The hospice provides free specialist end of life care.

It supports patients and their families in the community, at home and in the hospice from the Dorset area.

The money is going to be used for a variety of things, with £3,000 of the donation contributing to bedding and equipment and £3,540 for training people to work with bereaved children.

Weldmar CEO, Caroline Hamblett said: "The support from Ducks and Drakes is fantastic. Their funding has enabled us to support so many families facing bereavement.

"We are very fortunate to have such great support."

Yeovil Hospital received £5,000 to help fund specialist cancer nurses.

The number of patients at Yeovil Hospital are rising significantly every year, something the cancer services are unable to cater for.

The hospital launched an appeal to build a dedicated Breast Cancer Unit, which will improve services for Breast Cancer patients, whilst freeing up space for thousands of other cancer patients, including bowel cancer patients.

Yeovil Hospital Charity member, James Kirton explained the importance of the donation: "The new unit will mean that patients can have all of their tests and consultations in one place, without having to get undressed in different places around the hospital. "The incredible donation we received from Ducks and Drakes has brought us much closer to our target and has given everyone involved in the appeal a real boost."

Mosaic, a local charity, also received £5,000 in donations from Ducks and Drakes.

CEO of Mosaic, Margaret Hannibal expressed her thanks: "I would like to thank the Ducks & Drakes for their wonderful support this year.

"The donation of £5,000 has been used to provide training to schools and agencies throughout Dorset, giving their staff the confidence and skills to work with bereaved children in their care."

She added: "Our aim is to train at least one member of staff in every school in Dorset, so support is available when a child experiences a death of a loved one. The donation has really made a difference to bereaved children in Dorset."

Since 2010, the Trust has donated a total of £115,450 to the Dorset County Hospital as part of its aim to help improve the lives of cancer patients in Dorset, in either the main hospital or the Robert White Centre.

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