News and Announcements
Several people have already organised events in support of Going for Bust over the last year, further raising valuable funds for the charity. We would like to thank these people, and if you would like to organise an event, please contact Michelle Ormston our development coordinator at either firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01202 889258.
Salisbury Hospital - 15th April 2019
Going for Bust have recently helped Salisbury Hospital with a donation of £10,000 towards a Faxitron machine for their breast cancer unit.
This will mean that patients will spend less time in theatre, the number of patients needing secondary operations will be reduced and the faxitron will help produce better images to help the surgeons.
Although Salisbury is not based within our area of Dorset & Hampshire, a good number of breast cancer patients do attend this hospital from those areas.
Lewis Manning Hospice - 4th March 2019
Going for Bust have recently donated £5,000 to Lewis Manning Hospice (Lymphodema Clinic).
This donation will ensure that more patients experiencing breast cancer will get early and intensive treatment for their lymphodema.
Southampton Hospital - 21st January 2019
Going for Bust have recently donated £10,000 to Southampton Hospital, this will help towards a new Faxitron Machine.
This will mean that patients will spend less time under anaesthetic, making their time in hospital shorter. The Faxitron will be used on up to 300 patients per year.
Royal Bournemouth Hospital - 6th December 2018
Going for Bust have recently donated £10,000 to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (Jigsaw unit) to help support the funding of their cancer care specialist nurse.
The cancer care nurse will support over 200 patients throughout the year who are undergoing chemotherapy specifically for breast cancer.
Bourne Water Dragons - 31st October 2018
Going for Bust have donated £1,526.36 to the Bourne Water Dragons. The donation will help them to buy much needed equipment for their dragon boat team.
Dragon boating is a great form of exercise for those experiencing breast cancer, helping to heal muscles in the upper body and keeping lymphoedema to a minimum after operations.
Swing Unlimited Big Bang - 2nd September 2018
The Swing Unlimited Big Band held a Party in the Park Event at Highcliffe Castle.
They raised £711.00 for Going for Bust.
We would like to thank them for thinking of us.
Waitrose (Wimborne) - 24th July 2018
During the month of May, Waitrose in Wimborne chose to support the Going for Bust Support Centre as part of its community matters green token scheme.
Today we have been presented with a cheque from them for £441.00.
We'd like to thank Waitrose and the community of Wimborne for their support.
Bosom Pals - 25th May 2018
Going for Bust have recently donated £1,000 to Bosom Pals Support Group.
This will help to fund the setting up of their new webpage, to make people suffering with and recovering from Breast Cancer aware of the support they can offer at their meetings.
Lewis Manning Hospice - 10th May 2018
Going for Bust have recently donated £5,000 to Lewis Manning Hospice.
This will help to fund their Lymphoedema Clinics, so they are able to see more patients.
University of Southampton Hospital - 18th April 2018
Going for Bust have donated £10,100 to The University of Southampton Hospital.
This will help to purchase new raised couches, improved privacy curtains and IT in the Breast Assessment Unit, also enhancing the clinical and quiet rooms to make it more welcoming for patients.
Royal Bournemouth Hospital - 27th March 2018
Going for Bust have donated £7,320 to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Jigsaw Unit. This has funded the purchase of a new Mammography/Biopsy Chair.
The specialised chair is designed to accommodate the growing number of seated mammography and breast biopsy procedures for breast cancer patients. It also assists the treatment and care of an increasing number of older or less mobile patients.
Poole Hospital - 6th March 2018
Going for Bust have donated £10,000 to Dorset Breast Cancer Unit at Poole Hospital.
This will help to fund the purchase of a 2nd Biopsy Machine.
Dorset County Hospital - 31st January 2018
Going for bust have donated £2,650 to Dorset County Hospital Lymphoedema department, to help purchase a lymph scanner.
The Device will enable the accuarate assessment of water content and oedema in the breast, both at the initial assessment and ongoing treatment.
Hays Travel - 16th December 2017
Hays Travel in Verwood recently held a coffee morning and donated the £61.50 they made to Going for Bust.
We would like to thank them for their support.
South West Fishing 4 Life - 30th November 2017
Going for Bust have donated £1,500 to South West Fishing 4 Life.
This will help to fund their monthly fishing sessions and facilities.
Zumba Party - 30th November 2017
Going for Bust would like to thank Jane Alexander & Sam Davies for the recent Zumba party they held at the Junction in Broadstone.
The event raised an amazing £2,338. Thank you for choosing to support us.
Royal Bournemouth Hospital - 10th June 2017
Going for Bust have donated £23,650 to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. This has enabled them to purchase a new Dose Calibrator for SLN (Sentinel Lymph Node) injections.
This will allow Breast Cancer patients to receive the injections in Bournemouth before their operations, rather than having to visit Poole Hospital for them.
Bosom Pals - 23rd February 2017
Going For Bust have donated £2,100 to Bosom Pals. Bosom Pals is a support group set up for ladies affected by Breast Cancer.
The donation will help to fund events and outings, easing them through their day by day challenges of dealing with this illness.
Lewis Manning Hospice - 22nd February 2017
Going For Bust have donated £4,100 to Lewis Manning Hospice, to help fund the Physiotouch Machine in their Lymphodema Clinic.
The equipment aims to reduce swelling, pain and improve the range of motion patients can achieve; particularly helpful to Breast Cancer patients.
Fishing 4 Life - 1st February 2017
Going For Bust have donated £1,500 to Fishing 4 Life.
This will help to fund events for their members who have suffered from or have been through the diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer.
Forest Holme Hopsice - 30th January 2017
Going for Bust have donated £2,000 to Forest Holme Hospice.
This will fund counselling sessions at the Hospice, helping patients come to terms with their diagnosis.
Lyndhurst - 16th January 2017
Going For Bust has opened its ninth shop, located in Lyndhurst.
Twenty4Art - 11th November 2016
Twenty4Art donated £700 to Going For Bust from money raised at their summer exhibition.
Rising Voices - 4th June 2016
Going For Bust donated £1,580 to the Rising Voices choir.
Our donation has helped fund their new PA system and neck scarves as shown in this brilliant photo.
Pink Champagne Dragon Boat Team - 19th May 2016
Going For Bust donated £2,450 to the Pink Champagne Dragon Boat Team.
Our donation has helped the ladies to fund their new pink jackets which they've modelled for us in this fantastic photo.
Dorset Breast Screening - 25th February 2016
Going For Bust donated £2,420 to Dorset Breast Screening at Poole Hospital.
This will help to purchase two new couches for their ultrasound machines, which are used for breast screening and symptomatic patients.
Lewis Manning Hospice - 23rd January 2016
Going For Bust donated £1,000 to Lewis Manning Hospice.
This will help towards medical supplies, such as bandages, sleeves and dressings used for patients in their lymphoedema clinic.
Broadstone Shop - 6th January 2016
Going For Bust started 2016 by opening its eighth shop, located in Broadstone.
Poole Hospital - 3rd December 2015
Going For Bust donated £4,000 to Dorset Breast Screening Unit at Poole Hospital, which will help towards the purchase of a license for the Tomosynthesis (Tomo) Biopsy Unit.
This enables them to take samples of areas only seen on Tomo - a special mammogram that takes picture slices through the breast and can pick up more and smaller cancers.
South West Fishing 4 Life 1st December 2015
Going For Bust donated £1,500 to South West Fishing 4 Life, a fishing club set up for people who have suffered or are living with breast cancer.
Our donation will help to fund essential fishing equipment in order that this support group can enjoy a relaxing experience at their meetings.
Forest Holme Hospice - 12th November 2015
Going For Bust donated £2,000 to Forest Holme Hospice, towards life enhancing equipment for their patients.
Our donation will help to fund the Thor Laser for the Lymphoedema clinic based at the Poole Hospice and benefit patients by easing their pain and discomfort and improving their quality of life.
Michelle's Birthday - 8th October 2015
Michelle Ormston, our development co-ordinator at Going for Bust, celebrated her 40th birthday with a party.
During the evening, a collection was made where £135.74 was raised towards the fight against breast cancer.
Royal Bournemouth Hospital - 8th September 2015
Going For Bust presented a cheque for £10,000 to the new Jigsaw Women's Health Unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
This donation will contribute towards a vital piece of equipment used in the early diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
Dragon Boat Ladies - 19th Jan 2015
Karen and Jan from the Verwood Branch of Going for Bust presented The Dragon Boat Ladies with new buoyancy aids.
These will help them stay safe as they keep themselves fighting fit, after surviving Breast Cancer.
Poole Hospital - 21st Sept 2014
Going For Bust donated £2,000 for the Dorset Breast Screen Unit at Poole Hospital.
These funds will contribute to the cost of a new, urgently needed specialized Biopsy Chair.
First Shop - 16th June 2013
Going For Bust first came into being, by opening its first shop in West Moors and appearing in the local Bournemouth Echo.