Our Charities

Swanage Hospital - Stanley Purser Ward

Stanley Purser Ward is a 15 bed, nurse led unit providing care for local people who may require rehabilitation, palliative or terminal care, treatment of medical conditions and day care treatments.. Care is provided by a multi-professional team which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Services, Community Nursing, Dietician, Speech & Language therapist and other appropriate professionals, along with medical support from a local GP and fortnightly visits by a Consultant. The ward staff provide excellent standards of care whilst ensuring the privacy and dignity of patients

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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is one of Swanage Carnival’s annual charities.  The charity was established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance. The charity receives no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and relies on the generosity of the public and organisation such as Swanage Carnival for support. With operational costs of over £3.5 million a year and the approximate cost per mission of £3,000, our annual support helps maintain a vital service in our community.

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Swanage Stroke Club

The Swanage Stroke Club is an organisation supported annually by Swanage Carnival.  Part of the Stroke Association the Swanage Stroke Club welcomes new and existing members to attend regular events, offering a range of activities including listening to guest speakers, outings and games. The Club provides both social and communication support to stroke survivors and their families.  Swanage Carnival has a long-established relationship with this organisation and is proud to help provide help and support to stroke survivors in our community.

Charities and local causes benefiting from our 2022 Carnival

  • Swanage Hospital – The Stanley Purser Ward
  • Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
  • Swanage Stoke Club
  • 4th Swanage Rainbows
  • Friends of Dorset Young Carers
  • Herston Village Hall
  • Lewis Manning Hospice care
  • St Georges Preschool      
  • Swanage & Herston Football Club
  • Swanage & St Alban’s Head Coastwatch Stations
  • Swanage & Wareham Hockey Club
  • Swanage Area Dementia Friends
  • Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership
  • Swanage Linking Lives
  • Swanage Primary School
  • Swanage Sea Rowing Club
  • Swanage Youth Cricket
  • Tylers Friends
  • Willdoes