Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

How can we help you?

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

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Vicky Taylor IPU Nurse

Thank you for supporting Weldmar Hospicecare.

As a Dorset charity, we rely on the generosity of the local community to be able to offer all of our services for free, to those local people who have a life limiting illness and need specialist end of life care, as well as providing support to their loved ones.

We need to raise £18,000 a day to keep our services going, which includes our Inpatient Unit in Dorchester, our Weldmar Community Nursing Team, Weldmar at Home, all of our Patient and Family Support Services, and more.

There are lots of ways that you can support us, from shopping with us and donating items to our shops, through to making a regular financial donation, playing our lottery, and fundraising.

Anne and Leanne Masters

Fundraising for Weldmar Hospicecare

There are so many ways that you can help raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare!  You could organise or attend an event, take on a once in a lifetime challenge, get your workplace or school involved, or get sponsored to achieve a goal.

We have dedicated members of our fundraising team who look after people in the community who want to fundraise for us, and they can help support you with help and advice, and resources such as banners and posters that you might need.

We’re ready to hear what you want to do – call the fundraising team on 01305 261800 or contact us here.

It’s quick and easy to get a Just Giving page set up for your Weldmar Fundraiser!

  1. Log into your account and select ‘Start Fundraising’ on the top menu bar.
  2. When asked “What are you raising money for?”, select ‘A Charity’.
  3. Search for ‘Weldmar Hospicecare’.
  4. You can either select a pre-existing event we have created from the list (for example, our overseas trek), or if you are doing your own fundraising challenge or event select ‘Doing your own thing’ at the bottom of the page.
  5.  Choose your Fundraising page URL– this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate. The Gift Aid option is automatically added to your Fundraising page. If you believe your page shouldn’t be eligible, please contact Just Giving for further assistance.
  6. Click ‘Create Page’  – your fundraising page is now live!

  1. Set up your Just Giving page.
  2. View your page, and add /qrcode to the end of the URL in your browser – this will generate a QR code for you!

Facebook fundraisers are a fantastic way to to fundraise, and best of all they’re very simple to set up!

From your computer:

  1. Log in to Facebook
  2. On the menu bar on the left hand side, select ‘See More’. This will drop down more options, one of which should be ‘Fundraisers’ – click this option.
  3. Select ‘Choose a Charity’, and search ‘Weldmar Hospicecare’.
  4. You will then be able to edit your donation goal, when the fundraiser ends and why you are raising money for Weldmar.
  5. Click the ‘Create’ button – your fundraiser is now live!

From your mobile/tablet:

  1. Log in to Facebook.
  2. Select ‘Menu’ on the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Select ‘Fundraisers’.
  4. Select ‘Create Fundraiser’ at the top of the screen.
  5. Search for ‘Weldmar Hospicecare’
  6. You will then be able to edit your donation goal, when the fundraiser ends and why you are raising money for Weldmar.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Create’ button – your fundraiser is now live!

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Did you know we can accept donations of unwanted cars?

Perhaps your company has a pool car that just isn’t being used post pandemic, or a family member has a car they can no longer drive?

We can take this off your hands and turn it into much needed funds.

Please contact fiona.hansford@weld-hospice.org.uk for more information.

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Where to find Weldmar’s Community Outreach Vehicle

Our Community Outreach Vehicle took to the road in late 2020, and visits local events large and small, town centres, village halls, and other venues.

Fran is onboard answering your questions about Weldmar services, and hading out useful information leaflets and free copies of the latest Weldmar Hospicecare Supporter Magazine.

If you are organising a local event, or would like to suggest a venue or location for the Community Outreach Vehicle to visit, you can get in touch.

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