Scarlett's Starlets' fundraising for Weymouth girl

Dorset Echo: DONATION: Colin and Lisa Russ and daughter Scarlett receive £300 from Lynne Stokes and staff at Steven May Hair Design

11:12am Friday 29th March 2013

SCARLETT’S starlets have been hard at work fundraising for the Weymouth girl.

Transplant hope for Portland dad

Dorset Echo: Barry Kenneally with wife Nicola

9:52am Tuesday 12th January 2010

Portland dad Barry Kenneally is hopeful a life-changing transplant operation could come sooner rather than later after two close calls.

Weldmar aims to develop educational links

Dorset Echo: Ruth Burnhill, the director of nursing at Weldmar Hospice Care

3:10pm Saturday 19th December 2009

PLANS are in the pipeline to develop educational links between a Dorset hospice, other hospices and a university in the south west.

Bright sparks raise £900 for Weldmar campaign

Dorset Echo: Dominic Cale of Damers Blinds & Awnings Ltd, event organiser Jon Gabb,  Kate Slade of Weldmar and Heather Oldfield

10:32am Friday 11th December 2009

FUNDRAISERS handed over proceeds after an explosive extravaganza in Weymouth.

National Wealth Service for Dorset health chiefs

Dorset Echo: MEDICAL DIRECTOR : Laurence Mynors-Wallis (£195,000)

9:44am Wednesday 9th December 2009

SALARIES paid to NHS chiefs in Dorset have come under fire from pressure groups and protestors.

Weymouth's Balti House boss backs Weldmar appeal

Dorset Echo: Shalim and Shahid Abdul of The Balti House restaurant

12:10pm Saturday 5th December 2009

A RESTAURATEUR who regularly donates proceeds into a charity fund has given a £200 boost to a ‘worthy cause’ in Dorset.

Weymouth hotelier fears he may lose foot

Dorset Echo: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Dave Knight

7:30am Thursday 3rd December 2009

A HOTELIER faces having his foot amputated after an allegation of misdiagnosis at Dorset County Hospital.

Cancer sufferers march to support hospital unit

Dorset Echo: The protest outside Dorset County Hospital

11:10am Wednesday 2nd December 2009

CANCER sufferers and survivors marched en masse to hammer home the message that women need a breast cancer unit in Dorchester.

Dorset County Hospital told to clean up its act

Dorset Echo: Director of nursing and operations Alison Tong

7:30am Tuesday 1st December 2009

INSPECTORS were confronted with filthy wards during a spot-check at Dorset County Hospital.

West Dorset: Call for inquiry into financial management of Dorset County Hospital

10:22am Thursday 26th November 2009

BRIDPORT councillor and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for South Dorset Ros Kayes is calling for an inquiry into the financial management Dorset County Hospital as it heads for a £7.5million deficit.

Fears for Dorset County Hospital breast cancer unit

9:43am Wednesday 25th November 2009

FEARS that the breast cancer unit will be moved from Dorset County Hospital have sparked protest plans.

Dorset County Hospital losing half a million pounds per month

Dorset Echo: Ros Kayes outside Dorset County Hospital

9:59am Thursday 19th November 2009

Dorset County Hospital is haemorrhaging an average of half-a-million pounds a month.

Dorset County Hospital losing half a million pounds per month

2:00pm Thursday 19th November 2009

DORSET County Hospital is haemorrhaging an average of half-a-million pounds a month.

Cry for help over pain relief waiting lists at Dorset County Hospital

Dorset Echo: Chronic pain sufferer Paul Wickham

8:50am Saturday 14th November 2009

“WE are in pain every day and something needs to be done.”

Jon's inspiration for Southill firework display

Dorset Echo: Southill fireworks organiser Jon Gabb with his parents Jean and Maurice

11:10am Saturday 14th November 2009

A PYROTECHNICIAN has pledged to make tonight’s fireworks display at Southill in Weymouth the best ever in honour of his parents.

West Dorset: Call for action to ease crisis at Dorset County Hospital

10:22am Thursday 12th November 2009

A DESPERATE plea has gone out for people to fight to secure the future of the crisis-hit Dorset County Hospital.

Creative arts at Joseph Weld Hospice

Dorset Echo: Peggy Daley

1:00pm Saturday 7th November 2009

LAUGHTER and creativity has lifted octogenarian Peggy Daley out of a ‘black hole’ and enabled her to enjoy life again.

Fears for future of Dorset County Hospital

Dorset Echo: Billie and Monty Brown of Dorchester

7:30am Friday 6th November 2009

PATIENTS, staff and supporters told of their fears after the axe fell on the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.

200 jobs to be axed at Dorset County Hospital

Dorset Echo: Trust interim chief executive Derek Smith

10:57am Thursday 5th November 2009

AROUND 200 jobs will be axed at Dorset County Hospital in the next 12 months.

Dorchester runner's marathon for Weldmar

Dorset Echo: Gus McKechnie will be running the New York marathon for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

12:30pm Saturday 31st October 2009

A DORCHESTER man will be pounding the streets of New York to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.

Dorset County Hospital Trust 'living beyond its means'

10:20am Saturday 31st October 2009

AN INDEPENDENT regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts has blasted Dorset County Hospital Trust for ‘living beyond its means'.

Dorset hospital chair quits over cuts

Dorset Echo: STANDING DOWN: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chairman Robin SeQueira

8:40am Saturday 24th October 2009

THE chairman of the trust that runs the Dorset County Hospital has quit the day after proposals to cut the maternity and special care baby units were revealed.

Maternity and special care wards at county hospital face the axe

Dorset Echo: Simon and Kirstie Snow say their son Oscar would have died without Dorset County Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit

7:30am Thursday 22nd October 2009

FEARS are growing for the future of the special care baby unit and maternity ward at Dorset County Hospital under new cost-saving proposals.

Parcels of joy from Weymouth to our troops

Dorset Echo: Katie and Karen Elliott and children at Dolls House childminders in Chickerell with some of their Treats for Troops boxes

11:00am Tuesday 20th October 2009

PRAYERS and good wishes from Weymouth are on their way to Afghanistan for our troops serving on the frontline.

Dorset County Hospital under fire for £14million temporary staff bill

Dorset Echo: Derek Julian at Dorset County Hospital

12:16pm Wednesday 14th October 2009

Dorset County Hospital has come under fire for spending an ‘astonishing’ £14million employing temporary staff over the past three years.

Art therapy at Weymouth's Trimar Day Hospice

Dorset Echo: Violet Fall

3:10pm Saturday 10th October 2009

AT the age of 97, Violet Fall has been discovering her artistic side since joining a creative therapy group at a Weymouth day hospice earlier this year.

Dorset Treats for Troops campaign is a lifeline say soldiers

Dorset Echo: Treats for Troops parcels are always welcome

8:00am Friday 2nd October 2009

TREATS for Troops shoeboxes are a much needed lifeline, say soldiers on the front line in Afghanistan.

Brownies back Dorset Treats for Troops campaign

Dorset Echo: The 2nd Preston Brownie have been packing boxes for our servicemen serving in Afghanistan

1:10pm Wednesday 30th September 2009

BROWNIES have been doing their bit to help raise the morale of troops fighting in Afghanistan.

Message of thanks for Dorset Treats For Troops campaign

Dorset Echo: RAF personnel in Kandahar say thanks after receiving the latest batch of shoeboxes

11:50am Monday 28th September 2009

WORDS of admiration and support from shoebox donors brought tears to the eyes of RAF personnel serving in Afghanistan.

Dorset County Hospital struggles to find cuts

8:30am Thursday 24th September 2009

JOBS and services are at risk at Dorset County Hospital as trust chiefs struggle to find millions of pounds’ worth of savings.

Nurse praises 'wonderful' support for Weldmar

Dorset Echo: Jane Pople

12:00pm Saturday 19th September 2009

A LEAD nurse has praised her fundraising colleagues for keeping the ‘wonderful’ Dorset charity she works for afloat.

Chaplain makes a difference for Weldmar

Dorset Echo: Hospice chaplain the Rev Sally Bedborough

10:40am Saturday 5th September 2009

A SPIRITUAL leader has been taught to live her ‘life to the full each day’ by the patients of a Dorset charity.

SAS hero Chris Ryan backs Treats for Troops

1:30pm Friday 4th September 2009

SAS hero Chris Ryan has thrown his weight behind the Treats for Troops campaign.

Batting to provide Treats for Troops

Dorset Echo: Molly Rennie with Grant Neven, the Rev Bill Gates and the teams

10:11am Thursday 3rd September 2009

A CRICKET match in honour of troops in Afghanistan was a resounding success with both military and Portland players.

Weymouth Rotary Club gives troops a treat

Dorset Echo: Rotary Club of Weymouth president Kevin Vincent, left,  and international officer Alan Burt with the Treats for Troops boxes donated by their members

10:42am Monday 24th August 2009

THE biggest donation yet for the Treats for Troops campaign has come from Weymouth Rotary Club.

Boxing clever: 110 shoeboxes sent to Afghanistan troops

Dorset Echo: TONIC FOR THE TROOPS:  Dorset Echo staff with Molly Rennie packing boxes for troops in Afghanistan

10:50am Monday 17th August 2009

THE FIRST batch of shoeboxes are now on their to soldiers serving on the frontline in Afghanistan.

Crucial role of education in Weldmar care

Dorset Echo: Mary Pay of Weldmar in Dorchester

12:30pm Saturday 15th August 2009

EDUCATION is improving end-of-life care for hundreds of seriously ill people and their families, thanks to a Dorset charity.

Portland cricketers back Treats for Troops

Dorset Echo: Beth Kerney, Geoff Daniels, Alison Griffiths, Grant Neven and Bill Gates at the Portland Red Triangle cricket ground

11:50am Saturday 15th August 2009

TROOPS in Afghanistan will be bowled over by the support of cricketers on Portland.

Great support for Dorset Echo Treats for Troops campaign

Dorset Echo: Echo reporters Miriam Phillips and Arron Hendy with Molly Rennie

11:30am Saturday 8th August 2009

SHOEBOXES have been flooding into the Echo after overwhelming support from readers. The Echo’s Treats for Troops campaign has joined forces with Councillor Molly Rennie’s Dorchester Comfort Box Appeal in order to send as many morale boosting gifts to Afghanistan as possible.

Pride in Weldmar success

10:40am Saturday 8th August 2009

THE MEMORIES of three loved ones who lost their battle with cancer live on at the Weldmar Hospice Care Trust.

Weymouth care home backs Treats for Troops

Dorset Echo: Westhaven House staff and residents with their shoeboxes for our Treats for Troops campaign

11:00am Friday 7th August 2009

BIG-hearted folk at a residential home in Weymouth are backing the Dorset Echo’s Treats For Troops campaign.

Dorchester day centre members back shoebox campaign for troops

Dorset Echo: Molly Rennie with service users and staff at Acland Road Day Centre

10:20am Tuesday 4th August 2009

MEMBERS of a Dorchester day centre have joined the community spirit by boxing up treats for troops.

Dorchester soldiers spell out the importance of the Treats for Troops campaign

Dorset Echo: SIGNING UP: TA soldiers from Corunna Company 6th Battalion Rifles show their support for our shoebox campaign

9:04am Thursday 30th July 2009

TROOPS in Dorchester are urging the public to back our shoebox appeal and send out morale boosting treats to their comrades in Afghanistan.

Bin a treat and help our troops

Dorset Echo: Michael Carhart-Harris with Chris Thompson and Shelley Johns at County Hall

9:25am Tuesday 28th July 2009

NOW IT’S even easier to donate goodies to our Treats for Troops campaign.

Weldmar helps to enable care at home

Dorset Echo: Jo Jury, a social worker at the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

1:30pm Saturday 25th July 2009

ENABLING seriously ill people to be cared for in their final moments at home is a celebrated service offered by a Dorset charity.

Weymouth firefighters spell out shoebox campaign support

Dorset Echo: Weymouth firefighters give their backing to the Treats for Troops campaign

10:10am Friday 24th July 2009

WEYMOUTH firefighters are standing by Dorset’s troops by backing the Echo’s Treats for Troops campaign.

Echo campaign offers Treats for Troops

Dorset Echo: BOXING CLEVER: Dorset Echo editor Toby Granville and Echo reporter Miriam Phillips launch Treats for Troops

9:33am Wednesday 22nd July 2009

HERE’S your chance to help Dorset’s troops fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan.

Weldmar work is comfort for widower

Dorset Echo: Don Smith

12:20pm Saturday 18th July 2009

IT HAS been seven years this week since Don Smith lost his beloved wife Joan to cancer.

Thanks - messages from frontline troops in Afghanistan to Echo readers

Dorset Echo: FROM THE FRONTLINE: Councillor Molly Rennie with soldiers’ letters

9:50am Thursday 16th July 2009

LETTERS of thanks are pouring into the Echo from soldiers in Afghanistan who are receiving welfare boxes from a ‘Treats for Troops’ shoebox campaign.

Swedish nurse makes annual trip for Weldmar

Dorset Echo: Swedish nurse Ingegerd Winblom

12:00pm Saturday 4th July 2009

A SWEDISH nurse has given up the past 12 summers to work for free at a Dorchester hospice.


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