695-697 Christchurch Road Bournemouth

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Dorset Children's Foundation

The Dorset Children’s Foundation was set up in 2013 to support local sick and disabled children by funding medical expenses, mobility equipment and therapies not covered by the NHS. We provide what is needed for a better quality of life.

According to Government national statistics there are over 2,500 disabled children across Dorset.

We have 3 successful charity shops and our sales cover all our modest overheads so 100% of your donation will go directly to help a local sick or disabled child. We promise that your donation will never be used to cover the day to day operational costs of the charity.

At The Dorset Children’s Foundation we are very hands on. We get to know the children and the family as a whole so that we can fully understand their needs. 

Not only do we raise vital funds we also offer a friendly support network, both within the charity and by connecting parents in similar situations who best understand the challenges each other face. Its like being part of the extended Dorset Children’s Foundation family.

We don’t just donate to individuals but offer funding and long term support to other local charitable bodies, such as children’s centres and sporting associations associated with disability.

We work closely with statutory services who provide a fantastic service, but their resources are limited.

The therapies and equipment that we provide improve the lives of children with disabilities, over and above pure medical necessities. We seek to improve the quality of life for children so that they can gain better movement, overcome isolation, improve their self-esteem and play a larger part in the society around them, be that family or school.