ABOUT OUR CHARITY

CHARITY REG: 1150538

The Dorset Children's Foundation is a UK independent charity set up with the sole purpose of improving the lives of local sick and disabled children. We fund medical expenses, therapies, mobility equipment and life enriching experiences not provided by the NHS.

We have three successful charity shops that more than cover our overheads and their profits combined with our fundraising campaigns allow us to donate to the people who need it the most.

We are caring not corporate.

We are big enough to make a difference small enough to care.

£340,000+

Since we began in 2013 we've donated over £340,000, starting with just one charity shop.

£50,000+

We don't just donate to individuals, we also offer funding and long term support to other organisations.

100%

Our succesful charity shops cover all of our overheads meaning 100% of your donations go to our causes.

GRANT APPLICATION

Applications can be made directly to the Trustees either in person or by email via the child's parent/ guardian or we are happy to receive applications through hospitals, schools and health professionals.

Receipt of a grant is determined by The Trustees and all applications are treated in strict confidence. We also offer tailored fundraising packages to help raise awareness of your cause.

You can enquire online by clicking below.

CONTACT

Head of Operations
Patsy Hallmey | Trustee
Mobile: 07796902512
Email: Patsy@thedcf.org

FIND US

Boscombe HQ
Phone: 01202 390011
695-697 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH7 6AF

OUR BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY

We provide a free service to the homeless and those in vulnerable situations, this includes the provision of clothing & bedding etc.
We offer volunteering positions to those wishing to improve their English.
We provide free goods to other charitable bodies such as the shoe box appeal, schools and local family community centres ( toys, books, clothing and household goods etc.)

We support the active participation of younger volunteers.
We provide tailor made work experience programmes for both the long term unemployed and those aged 18 to 24.
We provide volunteering positions to people of all ages and abilities.

OUR SHOPS

BOSCOMBE HQ

695-697 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH7 6AF
Phone: 01202 390011
Opening Times:
10am - 5.30pm
MON - FRI
SAT: 10am - 5pm

VINTAGE & STYLE

938-942 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH7 6DL
Phone: 01202 417722
Opening Times:
10:45am - 5.00pm
MON - SAT

SOUTHBOURNE SHOP

3 CARBERY ROW
SOUTHBOURNE ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH6 5AD
Phone: 01202 390011
Opening Times:
10am - 4pm
MON - FRI
SAT: 10am - 3pm
OUR PATRON

COUNCILLOR JANE KELLY

"Your organisation is really amazing, I love that you give so much direct to those really in need and I am so proud to be your Patron."

Jane moved to Boscombe from rural Wiltshire in 2004 and has participated actively in community groups since then. She serves on the Committees of several of those groups and in May 2011 was elected to Bournemouth Borough Council as Member for Boscombe West. Jane is now Portfolio Holder for Partnerships and Regeneration and is the Council representative on the Bournemouth 2026 Trust Board. She is committed to the objectives of the Trust and improvement to the lives of the residents of Bournemouth.

WE ARE PROUD TO NAME THE FOLLOWING OUR CHARITY PARTNERS.

CONTACT US

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