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Members from the Lions Clubs of Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth & Portland which make up Zone 1A of Lions District 105D gathered at Dorset County Hospital to present a cheque for £2000 to Gully’s Place Trust as a Zone Project to help towards the purchase of beds.

Gully’s Place Trust provides children’s palliative care across Dorset to provide care following diagnosis of life limiting illnesses.

Zone 1A Chairman Lion Peter Oswick is shown presenting the cheque to Lead Nurse Allison Ryder.

Zone 1A  Project 2015  Gully’s Place

Zone 1A  Project 2011-12     -     Brainwave


Brainwaves is a national charity that helps families of brain damaged children, including those from Dorset.

As soon as possible after diagnosis families are encouraged to make a telephone request to Brainwaves Centre and provide medical information about the child. Families are then invited to benefit from the Centre's full facilities during a two-day Initial Assessment Visit.
During this visit, their child is assessed by a team of therapists, who design a daily Exercise Programme which is specifically suited to the child. This Programme is fully explained and demonstrated to parents and carers to ensure they learn how to carry out the exercises properly, in what order and for how long to ensure they have full understanding of how to help the child develop.

They then go home and are visited by therapists in their home so the family can have the most full and satisfying lives possible, with equipment provide by Brainwaves. Re-assessment takes place after four to six months and only when it is felt that they have mastered treatments are the visits from the therapists