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July/August 2011
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Contents 2 Working together to
improve patient care
3 Shortlist announced for 2011
awards
4 Photography competition for
the new Stroke Unit
5 New colourful MRI scanner
improves patient care
5 Patients respond to drive changes
5 Your Employee Assistance
programme (AEP)
6 News In Brief
7 Focus on... sustainability
7 RBH passes random care
quality inspection
8 Committed to equality
8 Cancer hair loss service
launches in Bournemouth
8 Staff feedback on Nutrition
Study Day
8 Contact Portal - Are you
making it work for you?
9 Bright Ideas
9 Ask the Execs - any questions
you’d like
10 Car parking developments
11 Join Jigsaw on Facebook
11 Olympic cycling challenge
11 Over 300 people walk for
women
12 Jigsaw events diary
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Welcome to
Welcome to a very summery edition of Buzzword. This latest
edition includes news of all those shortlisted for the 2011
Staff Excellence Awards, a new MRI scanner and how we are
responding to patient feedback.
The front cover shows just two of the 320 ladies who took part in
the first Twilight Walk in early June. The walk raised thousands of
pounds for the Jigsaw Appeal for Women and there is a full round
up of the event on page 11. For further information about future
Jigsaw events, take a look at the back page.
We are always keen to hear your feedback on Buzzword or issues
you would like us to cover so please do get in touch.
If you have any comments or stories for Buzzword, please
email: [email protected] or contact the
Communications Department on 01202 726172
Working together to
improve patient care
The Board of Directors at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation
Trust and RBCH have agreed to carry out a piece of
work to explore the potential for closer collaboration. This
includes reviewing the benefits that this could bring to our
health services and patients in East Dorset and the wider
population.
Both organisations believe it is essential that the high quality
hospital services we provide for our patients are maintained
and improved over the coming years in the more challenging
economic environment facing the NHS.
It is clear that the NHS needs to think differently about how
services are developed, delivered and managed. Within the
local area the NHS needs to work together through creative
and innovative approaches.
The initial work will assess the potential benefits of
reconfiguring clinical services and look at other opportunities
for closer working between our two organisations.
As well as reviewing what benefits can be achieved as
individual NHS Foundation Trusts, we will also explore if
there is any benefit in pursuing a formal merger between
the two Trusts to maximise quality improvements, meet
future workforce challenges and provide real benefits for our
patients and local taxpayers.
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Any decisions will only be taken after full consultation with
local partners and stakeholders, and regulatory processes
will guide the next steps.
Shortlist announced
for 2011 awards
The shortlist for the Staff Excellence Awards
has been announced for 2011. Entries in
the running for an award come from areas
across our hospitals, including Physiotherapy,
Christchurch Day Hospital, Critical Care and
the Support Services to name a few.
We had over 100 nominations so
congratulations to everyone who was
nominated and shortlisted. The winners will
be announced in September, here are details
of those shortlisted.
Award for Putting Patients First
Sister Gibson, Clinical Leader, Ward 17
Acute Inpatient Senior Physiotherapists
Sara Graham Rehabilitation Assistant,
Christchurch Day Hospital
Award for Patient Safety
Critical Care Outreach Team
(Two nominations received)
Governance Admin Team
Pharmacy Department
Customer Care Award
Chris Bailey, Acute Admissions Unit
(Two nominations received)
Carol Fall, Reception.
Jayne Hustler, Prosthesis Fitting Service,
Breast Care Team
Award for Leadership
Sister Gibson, Clinical Leader, Ward 17
Jo Marsh, Clinical Leader
Acute Stroke Unit
Cherry McCubbin, Specialist Services
Award for Transformation
or Innovation
Chris Blainey, Orthopaedics, and Nicola
Herbert, Commercial Services
Lisa Hammond, BMT Co-ordinator
Haematology
Rachel Richardson with Andrew Duncan
and Jacqui Bowden, Pharmacy
Team of the Year Award
The Emergency Department
Acute Admissions Unit
(Two nominations received)
Endoscopy Decontamination Team
Stroke Team for Stroke Thrombolysis
Award for Going the Extra Mile
Cardiac Investigation Unit Team
Sarah Childs, Information Team
Endoscopy Decontamination Team
Unsung Hero Award
Elisa Maidment-Bennett, HCA, Endoscopy
John Warren, Volunteer Stroke
Rehabilitation Unit
Eileen Wright, Jigsaw Appeal Volunteer
Chairman’s Award Presented
by Chairman Jane Stichbury
The Chairman’s Award is a special award
given to the overall achiever selected from
the winners of all the award categories.
Good luck to everyone who has been
shortlisted. Winners will be announced in the
September edition of Buzzword.
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Enter our photography
competition for the new
Stroke Unit
Patients and staff on the new combined
Stroke Unit, opening in October at RBH,
could be enjoying your photos if you
enter our photography competition.
We are looking for images from our stunning
local area to help theme four areas within the new
unit. The four photo categories are:
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New Forest
Coast and beach
Purbecks
Local landmarks (from Dorset and Hampshire)
Winning photos will be displayed in the new Stroke Unit, opening in October.
So get your cameras at the ready and get snapping. You have until Monday
8th August 2011 to get your entries to us (details on how to enter are below).
Competition rules and how to enter
The competition is open to all but the photograph/s you submit must have been taken by you.
Winning photographs from other photography competitions may not be entered.
You can submit up to two photographs per category.
If your photograph is chosen, you must be able to supply the image in JPEG with minimal
compression, RAW or TIF format, shot at a minimum of 8 mega pixel resolution.
Your photo may be portrait or landscape.
Copyright remains with the photographer, although we will be displaying the winning images
in our Stroke Unit and on other material (e.g. Trust publications, website, Flickr account, etc.).
By submitting your photo you agree to give permission for the photo to be used by RBCH.
Photos will be resized - but not edited.
Once you have chosen your photo/s please ensure you have done the following:
nPrint your photo in A4 on photographic paper (your photos may be colour
or black and white).
nEnsure the following details are written on the reverse of your photo:
n Name n Address n Telephone Number n Category
If your photo does not meet ALL the above it will be excluded from the
competition.
Sorry, but submitted photographs cannot be returned so please do not send
us your original copies.
The judges’ decision is final.
Please send your chosen photo/s to:
The Communications Department
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East,
Bournemouth BH7 7DW
The closing date for all photographs is 12 noon
Photos received after this time will not be accepted.
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on Monday 8th August 2011.
New colourful MRI scanner
improves patient care
A new multi-purpose MRI scanner is improving
the patient experience and improving diagnosis
even further at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
The scanner projects a range of colours into the
x-ray room which creates a calm atmosphere for
the patient under diagnosis and is being used for
a wide range of examinations such as cardiac
MRI, neuro imaging, orthopaedics and cancer
imaging.
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The Magnetom Aera System also provides
a better, more detailed image allowing
Radiographers to emphasise subtle differences
in the scans and help identify any concerns
previously not seen as clearly by earlier
technologies.
Patients respond to drive changes
The Care Quality Commission
(CQC), the independent
regulator of health and adult
social care services in England,
has published its findings of its
2010 adult inpatient survey.
The survey of adult inpatients
involved 161 acute and
specialist NHS trusts, including
the Royal Bournemouth
Hospital, and received
responses from more than
66,000 patients.
To read the report and find out
what our patients are saying
about us and how we compare
to others, please visit
http://rbhintranet/ppi/2010pdf/
cqc.pdf. (internal link only).
Please share the report with
your teams as we look forward
to moving things forward
together.
The report shows areas
where we are doing well,
including giving patients
written information about what
they should do when leaving
hospital, as well as areas where
we can improve.
One area reported for
improvement was the noise at
night, and we now have ear
plugs available for patients as
appropriate.
How we are supporting
our patients
Over the past few months
we have been ensuring we
respond to the feedback within
CQC reports. For example,
patients are given bookmarks
with contact numbers on
discharge to ensure they are
supported when they leave
hospital. Patients are also given
experience cards so that they
can give their feedback and
we can continually improve the
experience for others. They also
receive a copy of their eIDF
(electronic discharge form).
Using our patient feedback
we have made good progress
throughout the year and we
hope for this to be reflected in
our next report. The next survey
is for patients who stay overnight during July.
If you have any ideas
on improving the patient
experience at the Trust please
contact Sue Mellor on ext 4253
on [email protected]
Your Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
A new advice and counselling
service is now available
for our staff, provided by
Right Corecare. The service
is designed to be easily
accessible, confidential,
independent and free of charge
to you.
Support available is varied and
covers a wide range of areas,
an example of some of these
are listed below:
• Emotional/Personal/
Relationship and Family concerns
• Legal
• Financial
• Work/Career
• Consumer Issues
rate. For a freephone service,
please dial the 0800 number
from a landline, alternatively if
calling from the hospital land
line please dial #685 which
should connect directly to
Right Corecare.
The helpline is a freephone
0800 1116 387 for information,
advice and emotional support.
Calls from your mobile phone
will charge you at your standard
For further information
please visit the dedicated
EAP site at http://rbhintranet
/eap (internal only)
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News In Brief
HSJ Award nominations
shortlisted
Students celebrate
achievements
• Medical Secretary Service for the Efficiency in
Administerative and Clinical Services category
The Trust is working in partnership with Dorset
Council on the project to attract young workers
into the NHS.
The Trust has been shortlisted for all three of
its entries to this year’s HSJ Efficiency Awards.
This is against tough national competition. The
nominations are for:
• Protecting our Future; Better care, better
value. A communications approach for the
Communicating Efficiency category
• Aligning in-patient capacity to meet patient
requirements in the Efficiency in Acute Service
Redesign category (our length of stay work)
The winners will be announced in September.
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Members of the Trust’s Future Workforce Funded
programme celebrated their achievements and
welcomed new starters to the successful scheme.
Many of the previous young people on placement
have gone into further training posts at the
hospital, such as Apprenticeships, while others
have used their experience to progress in other
fields.
Congratulations to all those who participated
in the programme and good luck to all the new
recruits who will be on placement for six months.
On Tuesday 21 June, as part of the Trust’s Bike
Week, eight members of staff got on their bikes
to pedal from Sandbanks to Bournemouth Pier to
Boscombe Pier and finally finishing at the RBH for
their free breakfast before starting work.
Hope on the horizon
New scales for Thoracic
Patients having respiratory function tests in the
Department of Thoracic Medicine are benefiting
from new scales. Donated by Breatheasy, the
scales mean that patients can be tested more
quickly, and also prevent patients with breathing
difficulties from having to walk to scales located
elsewhere.
Staff Nurse Emily Young will be packing her bags
and setting off to West Africa this November to
spend three weeks providing
post anaesthetic support
to patients on the
Mercyship vessel,
the world’s largest
non-governmental
hospital ship.
Buzzword would
like to wish her
the very best on
her trip.
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Trust staff can now receive
a 20% discount off drinks
and food (on display of your
ID badge) at Starbucks in
the Village Hotel, opposite
the RBH.
Focus on... Sustainability
Carbon reduction is everybody’s business. It not only contributes towards the environment
but can result in massive savings for the Trust which can be reinvested in to patient care.
Recognising this, the hospital has invested in a Sustainability Manager to help us save money
and the environment! Buzzword met up with Laura Skinner find out more about her role.
What is your background?
I have been working as an
environmental practitioner for
over four years since completing
my Masters in Integrated
Environmental Studies at the
University of Southampton. My
previous roles have included
working as an Environmental
Business Advisor for the
Environment Centre and as a
Sustainability Coordinator for
University College Falmouth.
A large part of my experience
has been raising awareness of
environmental issues and the
importance of carbon reduction
at work and at home.
What projects are you
currently working on?
The NHS, as one of the largest
employers in the world, has
an important role to play in
reducing carbon emissions, a
key cause of climate change.
In January 2009, the NHS
developed the ‘NHS Carbon
Reduction Strategy for England’
in which it sets targets for
reducing its 2007 carbon
footprint by 10% by 2015. In
response to this RBCH have
adopted these targets and
developed the Sustainable
Management Plan.
You can access the Plan at
www.rbch.nhs.uk/carbon.
As the Sustainability Manager
I am responsible for ensuring
the smooth delivery of the
Sustainable Management Action
Plan. I will be working with key
individuals throughout the Trust
to identify ways in which we can
reduce our carbon.
How can staff help you?
The Trust’s carbon reduction
targets are going to be a
challenge, but one that is
achievable with everyone’s help.
Staff can help us to achieve the
NHS carbon reduction target
through small behavioural
changes in their day to day
activities. The following all help
to reduce energy waste:
ideas that you may have on how
we can reduce energy use and
carbon emissions across the
hospital.
What do think will be the
best part of your role?
I imagine it will be the positive
contribution towards ensuring
that the Trust is able to reduce
its impact upon the environment
by taking a proactive role.
Implementation of carbon saving
projects will reduce the amount
we spend on energy, allowing
that money to be reinvested into
patient front line services.
You can contact Laura at
[email protected]
or via extension 4373.
• turning non-essential
equipment off when it is not
needed.
• setting computers into
standby mode when they
aren’t being used.
• switching off lights when you
leave a room.
Ask yourself if the lights
are needed at all if there is
adequate natural.
I am keen to work with staff and
would be very interested in any
RBH passes random care quality inspection
The Trust was part of a programme of 100
unannounced nurse-led inspections requested
by Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley.
This formed a part of a review looking at how
well older people are treated during hospital
stays. The report from the Care Quality
Commission focused on whether patients were
treated with dignity and respect and whether
nutritional needs were met.
The report found that RBH was meeting
standards in both areas.
Health Minister, Simon Burns said “I am
pleased to see that our inspectors found
RBH to be treating patients well and setting
a good example for those who can do
better to improve the quality of care
they provide.”
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Committed to equality
Equality means treating
everyone with equal dignity
and worth, irrespective of any
personal characteristics. The
Trust is committed to ensuring
that people do not experience
inequality through discrimination
or disadvantage, imposed
by other individuals, groups,
institutions or systems.
We have produced a new draft
Single Equality Scheme which
includes a four year action
plan that will be continuously
reviewed, progressed and
developed.
We would welcome comments
and feedback from you. The
Scheme will be regularly
reviewed, progressed and
updated.
To find out more, please visit
www.rbch.nhs.uk
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in Bournemouth, run by support charity Breast Cancer
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Trust’s Nutrition Study Day, held at Christchurch
Hospital in May.
The event launched and
reviewed the Distance
Learning Package (DLP)
and provided a general
overview of the importance
of undertaking nutritional
assessment on patients.
Overall, staff feedback
was very positive and recommendations included:
• Advance study as a follow up
• The venue either at RBH or a local hotel to
accommodate workshops
• To audit the uptake of the DLP
• To audit the impact of the DLP e.g.
Improved MUST scores. Patient satisfaction.
• To highlight local issues e.g. through
‘story telling’
The feedback will be used to improve the
course in the areas identified.
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[email protected]
Congratulations to the following Bright Ideas
winners who have contributed towards the Trust’s
drive for quality and efficiency.
• Rohana Lustig from ED won in January.
Rohana suggested that using two monitors on
her PC has reduced her printing output, this
is something that her department has taken
forward and she wanted to share it with the
Trust. It will be taken forward by the Medical
Secretary Co-ordinators and the MAP Project.
• Alison Strong from the Physiotherapy
Department won in February. To save on
paper, instead of giving patients appointment
letters, do as dentists do, and issue a
re-useable card. Each credit size card can
have the dept. information on the reverse.
This is being taken forward by the Bright Ideas
Scheme and we are currently looking at costing
etc.
Thank you to all staff who have submitted their
Bright Ideas! If you have a Bright Idea call the
Project Management Office on 6056.
Look out for more winning ideas in the next
edition of Buzzword.
Cancer Open Day is a success
On Monday 11 July, the hospital welcomed the public to an
insightful Cancer Services Open Day that attracted many
interested visitors.
The purpose of the Open Day was to support the launch of
the National Cancer Strategy ‘Improving Outcomes, a
Strategy for Cancer’ and to raise awareness of cancer in
the community.
Specialist talks were held throughout the day and consultants
were on hand to answer questions. In addition, there was
also a variety of information stands available throughout the
day run by both cancer specialists and individuals who have
previously lived with cancer.
An award for the most attractive stand was presented by Tony
Spotswood, Chief Executive to LYLAC (Live Your Life After
Cancer) group.
Sue Higgins, Cancer Manager commented: “The quality of
the stands was incredibly high and there was a real
commitment from staff to make their contributions as
interactive and engaging as possible.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated and
attended, particularly Sue Bastow, who was responsible for
much of the planning and work that goes on behind the scenes.”
Ask the Execs - any question you’d like
Have you got any questions about the Trust that you would like to ask our Chief Executive?
?
You can also email your questions in advance to the
Communications Department at [email protected]
The next Ask the Execs session is at Christchurch Hospital
Howard Centre, Christchurch Hospital on the 29th July
at 12.00pm. Lunch will be provided.
Ask
the Execs
If so, come along and ask them at the next Ask the Execs - this is your chance to ask the
questions you would like answers to.
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Car parking developments
The Trust will shortly be submitting a planning
application for developments to the car parks at
the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, in response to
the feedback we have received from patients and
visitors. Developments include:
• A new barrier system and better disabled
and set down facilities
• A pay on foot system that will mean that visitors
only pay for the time they are parked on site
main entrance. This is subject to planning and
cost confirmation.
The Trust has already installed new energy
efficient lighting in the public car parks, giving
better lighting levels and reducing electrical
consumption.
You can find out more at www.rbch.nhs.uk/
carparking or pick up further information at the
atrium at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
• A covered walkway from the bus stop to the
Understanding Health
Daytime Event
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Dr Ray McCrudden,
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Monday 26th September 11am at: The Village Hotel
(opposite the Royal Bournemouth Hospital)
Open to all.
These health presentations are very popular
and so booking is essential.
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To book your place, please phone 01202 704271 or email [email protected]
providing details of your name, how many places you would like to reserve
and your telephone number.
Jigsaw
Join Jigsaw on Facebook
Are you on Facebook? because so are we! Join us on our profile today
and keep in touch with the Jigsaw Appeal for Women.
Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jigsawappealforwomen
and remember to recommended us to your friends and family. (You will
only be able to access Facebook outside of the Trust as access is not
permitted).
Olympic cycling challenge
In April, four intrepid cyclists
donned their pink Jigsaw t-shirts
and set off on a three day cycle
challenge from the Olympic
venue in Portland to the new
Olympic stadium in London.
mishaps with Dean Feegrade
crashing and ending up with
a plaster cast and the support
vehicle breaking down in the
centre of London and having to
be towed back to Bournemouth.
Fundraisers, including staff,
cycled in excess of 200miles,
with an average of 67 miles
riding each day.
The sponsorship received
by the ‘Wacky Racers’ was a
fantastic £656. Well done to all
the fundraisers and a big thank
you to all who donated.
The journey wasn’t without its
Over 300 people walk for women
‘Great atmosphere’, ‘electric’,
‘motivating’ and ‘fun’ were some
of the words used by fundraisers
to describe the first Jigsaw
Appeal Twilight Walk held in
June.
Appeal patron, Fiona Castle,
Jigsaw patron and BBC South
Today presenter, Sally Taylor,
welcomed the walkers on a
glorious summer evening on
Bournemouth seafront.
DJ Jay Rachet from Fire FM
raised spirits while onlookers
were welcomed to the seafront
by a large crowd dressed in
pink, some in fancy dress.
Fitness Guru, Debbie Whittle,
warmed up the crowd before
they made their way to the start
line.
Fundraisers of all ages and
levels of fitness completed either
a 1km, a 5km or 10km walk.
The Jigsaw Team would like
to thank our fundraisers and
volunteers for supporting the
event, without them the event
would not have been possible.
This includes Cadets from 2391
Parkstone Squadron (marshals),
The Village Hotel, DJ Jay
Rachet, Dorset Cereals and
Simple Skincare.
You can view and download
pictures from the evening
at www.jigsawappeal.org.
uk or on Facebook at http://
www.facebook.com/
jigsawappealforwomen. For
more details contact The Jigsaw
office on 01202 704060.
“I took part in the Twilight walk, which I thoroughly enjoyed
and hope that it has raised a lot of money for the appeal.
I wish to congratulate you all on a well organised event.”
“Great day, great people and a great cause!”
“The atmosphere was very lively and you felt as though you
were part of an extended team who were coming together for a
really good cause. I would definitely join up again if any more
events such as this were put on in the future.”
Well done to everyone who has sent in their sponsorship for the
Twilight Walk for Women. So far you have raised nearly £17k
towards the new Women’s Health Unit. But, we still haven’t received
all of your sponsorship. So, please, if you are still collecting your
money let us have it as soon as possible as this event could be a
brilliant fundraiser for the Appeal for Women.
You can pay your sponsorship as a donation by contacting
the Jigsaw Office on 01202 704060. Alternatively please send
your cheques to the Jigsaw Appeal Office, The Royal
Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW
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Jigsaw events diary
September
Friday 2nd - An evening with Karen Hardy,
Former Strictly Come Dancing Champion
(see below)
Tuesday 6th - Saturday 17th or *Wednesday
21st - Kilimanjaro Challenge plus *optional
4 Day Safari Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain
and is the ultimate. This trek gives maximum
acclimatisation and flexibility to enjoy the magnificent
mountain scenery.
Wednesday 7th - Sunday 11th - London to
Paris Cycle Ride - Open to Families One of the
October
Friday 28th - Sunday 6th Nov - Morocco Sahara
Desert Trek There is no landscape on earth like the
desert! From stony flat expanses scattered with ancient
fossils, to perfect windblown sand dunes, broken only
by the occasional oasis. Our trek in the Sahara Desert
will transport you to another world.
Sunday 30th - Bupa Great South Run 2011
Join our Jigsaw Team at this year’s 10 Mile Great South
Run at Southsea, Portsmouth. £50.00 Non-refundable
deposit plus as much sponsorship as you can raise.
great cycle experiences in Europe. With long days in
the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight
of the Eiffel Tower, our finishing point, will evoke a real
sense of achievement.
Sunday 11th - New Forest Bike Ride Join us for
our annual bike ride starting and finishing at The Manor,
Burton. Choose either a 10 mile or 20 mile route cycling
through the beautiful villages and woodland of the New
Forest.
An Evening with
Karen Hardy
The Royal Bath Hotel - Friday 2nd September, 6.30pm
You are invited to spend An
Evening with Karen Hardy,
former Strictly Come Dancing
Champion, in aid of the Jigsaw
Appeal for Women. As well as
raising money to transform services
at the Womens Health Unit, the
evening is fantastic for enjoying with
friends or treating your partner.
Tickets for this exciting black tie
event are on sale at £75, or why not
get a group of friends together and
buy a table of 10 for £700, which
buys you:
• Drinks and canapés.
• Two course dinner.
• Question time with Karen.
• A master class given by Karen
(with audience participation).
• Demonstration by Karen’s
dancers.
• Charity auction and raffle.
• Disco until 1.00am.
The evening will end with
an auction and raffle and
a disco.
Alex Taylor, Consultant
Gynaecologist, said: “We want
a world class unit to match our
world class service.
“An evening with Karen Hardy is
fantastic for Strictly fans or if you
want to treat a friend or client to
a great evening of entertainment
while also raising money for
a cause that will benefit so
many women across Dorset
for years to come.”
We have limited space
so don’t be disappointed.
To reserve your table
please contact
the Appeal Office
01202 704060 or
buy online at
www.jigsawappeal.org.uk
If you are interested in organising an event for Jigsaw or coming along
to an organised event please visit us at www.jigsawappeal.org.uk
or call the Jigsaw Office on 01202 704060.