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Festival wedding raises money for the Cancer team

We are privileged to be supported by a wonderful couple Dave and Claire who wanted to find a way to thank the team within the cancer unit.
Here’s Claire’s story:
“My father, Dave Selby, received the best care and treatment surrounded by caring, professional and sensitive staff at Poole Hospital. Sadly he lost his battle to cancer in 2010 so planning our wedding initially was tough as I would not be walked down the aisle by the best man ever, my Dad.  
We decided to get married at ‘Camp Bestival’ (as who could not be happy at a festival!?) and my younger twin brothers did a grand job of giving me away.  In lieu of wedding gifts we asked our family & friends to offer a donation to ‘The Dorset Cancer Centre’ at Poole Hospital. The team has agreed to channel it to the chemotherapy day care and triage unit on request. We felt this was a tribute to the missing ‘father of the bride’ and a true positive, wonderful gift to help others.”
Dave and Claire’s friends all rallied round to show their support and we were presented for a cheque for £1000. All charitable donations are put to improving care for patients whether that’s updating equipment or improving the facilities.
We are hugely grateful for the generosity we have received and the kind gesture shown by Dave and Claire to forgo gifts is inspirational.
We wish them all the best with married life.
Poole Hospital