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Events & Fundraising


Summer Fundraising Event 2024

Please come along to Marnhull Fest on Saturday 20th July to support us at our next

Fundraising Event.

We will have a cake and home produce sale with T shirts available to order, and details of local support group meetings.

Find us on the Marnhull recreation ground at DT10 1LB

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Prize Draw and Pub Night Fundraiser


Thank you to all those who supported our prize draw, and to all who ventured out to join us for the live draw at The Stapleton Arms in Buckhorn Weston on Saturday 10th February. Some of you have discovered this great little pub for the first time and made new friends, and some lucky winners went home with some fabulous prizes!

Dorset Menopause Support CIC raised a massive £594!

It was a fabulous evening and we owe huge gratitude to the generosity of many local businesses…

*Emily Tytheridge Artist

*Rutters Solicitors in Sturminster Newton

*Look Good Feel Good Beautician

*Vito Skin Spa in Shaftesbury

*Devas Hairdresser in Gillingham

*Tesco in Shaftesbury

*Lidl in Shaftesbury

*Asda in Gillingham

*Crockers Hardware in Gillingham

*Sweet Treats of Poole

*Virginia Hayward Hampers in Shaftesbury

*Neal’s Yard Remedies in Gillingham

*Orchard Park Garden Centre in Gillingham

*Mole Country Stores in Gillingham

*The Stapleton Arms, Buckhorn Weston

*And kind donations from individuals

We are planning another similar fundraiser later this year, so please support us if you can. Look out for further notifications!

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News on Cream Tea Fundraising Event

A massive thank you to all who attended Augusts fabulous fundraising event!
It was a huge success with around 60 people coming to support the future of Dorset Menopause Support, and raise awareness in the community of the support available.
With your amazing donations and sales of raffle tickets we raised a whopping £758!
Absolutely fantastic and with some other extremely generous donations on the JustGiving page, this week alone has raised £1,308.00 you are all amazing!
Donations are still coming in and the JustGiving page is still open, so if you couldn't come and would like to help you can still donate...every little counts and gets us that bit closer to a Menopause Centre of Care with specialist treatment in our community.
Alternatively, perhaps you'd like to purchase a T shirt to help raise funds. By doing this you support BooBs - Breast Cancer Awareness as well as Dorset Menopause Support.
A huge thank you to the sponsors of the event, Shaftesbury Lidl and Blackmore Vale Dairy and to my lovely friends who made cakes Ellie Portnell, Jude Portnell, Judes mum, Norma Amlot, Jacqueline Rooke, Tracy Fennell and Jane Milliken-Smith.
A big thank you to all who donated prizes for the raffle including Asda Crockers of Gillingham, Waitrose, Hawtree & Sons Riverside Garage, Nicola Green Consultancy, Karen Janes, Sweet treats of Poole, Ruth Dresman Glass and many more friends and neighbours! Thank you all! The raffle alone raised over £330 and we did have some fabulous gifts.
Finally a massive thank you to my wonderful friends who helped run the event. It couldn't have happened without your help or run as well as it did, especially Amanda Edmonds who's crazy idea it was in the first place! turns out it was a brilliant idea! Tracy Fennell, Debbie Carroll, Helen Blunn, Jacqueline Rooke, Jane Milliken-Smith and Pat Ludlow . Your help was invaluable, especially at the end of a very long day!
Special mention to Fifehead Magdalen village hall who let me borrow all their tables and chairs, and to Dee and Thomas Trevor who not only lent me their brand new gazebo but put it up and helped me take it down as well also to Beverley Goulding and Jane Parker for the tea urns.


The future of the CIC

 I have been offering support, guidance and education on menopause locally, to all residents, small businesses, ortganisations and health care professionals to raise awareness and help early diagnosis.
From January 2024 'Dorset Menopause Support' has become a Community Interest Company, so it can further benefit the communities within Dorset, South Somerset and South Wiltshire.
I would like to develop a Menopause Centre of care in the form of converting one of my outbuildings into a designated space, so I can continue to offer support in a secluded and peaceful setting. With the opportunity to apply more widely for funding this would also include a bursary fund for women who need to access  Menopause Specialist advice and treatment quickly.

I realise only too well that many women are still struggling to receive the treatment and care they need. The current waiting times after a referral to a Menopause Specialist Clinic on the NHS are between 16 months and 2 years. I find this unacceptable, as some women develop intrusive or suicidal thoughts, so felt the need to act. 
Developing a Menopause Centre of care will also enable more group meetings to take place, and it would accommodate visits from other therapists providing a fully holistic approach to menopause care.

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