Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Weldmar and the services we offer.

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Weldmar Hospicecare is a Dorset charity providing specialist end of life care for adults with a life limiting illness, and support for their loved ones. Our compassionate approach supports patients and their families in the community, at home, and in our hospice. All of our care is provided free.

We have a dedicated team of nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers and counsellors, but only 20% of our funds are provided by the NHS – we need to raise £26,000 per day, with the support of the local community, in order to continue our services.

Our aim is to ensure all adults needing end of life care in Dorset have access to excellent services, delivered when they are needed, meeting individual needs of patients and their loved ones.



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Get your Weldmar Christmas cards!

Weldmar’s range of Christmas cards are always very popular, so grab your favourite pack before they disappear! You can also get your 2024 diaries and calendars from our online shop.

Last year, you helped us raise an incredible £37,000 by purchasing your Christmas cards from Weldmar.

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Introducing … the new Weldmar Fundraising Hub

So, what would you like to do?

Whether it’s take on a challenge such as running a marathon or doing a thrilling skydive from 15,000ft, or if you want to organise a quiz or a cake sale, we have lots of help, advice, and support just for you. You can request posters, find out how to set up an online fundraising page, and lots more.

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How to make a donation to Weldmar

You may want to make a donation in memory of someone special, or dedicate a leaf in their name on our Memory Tree. You can set up a regular Direct Debit gift, or simply make a one off donation.

Another way to donate is by playing the lottery for just £1 per week, and of course you can leave a gift in your Will, which costs nothing in your lifetime but will help ensure our care is there for generations to come.

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Nurse Julie at our inpatient unit. Leave a gift in your will to support our Dorset charity.

Leaving a gift to Weldmar Hospicecare in your Will – and how to write a free online Will today

We are able to look after one in three of our patients thanks to gifts left to us in Wills.

It’s a very special way of helping to ensure that we are here to support families in Dorset in years to come. Would you consider leaving an affordable gift in your Will?

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There for you through life’s most difficult journey

Join our team

Weldmar Hospicecare is hiring across a number of our departments, including clinical and nursing, through to catering, fundraising and retail.
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Palliative Care Education and Training for Dorset

Weldmar Hospicecare is committed to ensuring that those who need excellent palliative care in Dorset have access to it, and so we have a range of education and training courses available.

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Did you know...


patients and loved ones in Dorset received our care last year


is how much we need to raise every day to provide our services


of the care we provide is in the community and patients' own homes

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