In 2019 the members of Poundbury WI voted to support the Dorset County Hospital Charity Chemotherapy appeal as its chosen Charity for the year.
The aim of the appeal is to fund a complete refurbishment of the Chemotherapy unit at Dorset County Hospital. This is expected to include flexible treatment areas; additional recovery rooms with en-suite facilities; space for family and friends to sit with patients and a gold standard environment for patient care.
Fundraising in 2019 included serving cream teas and organising a hamper raffle at the opening of Open for Art in May, a members only raffle in September, supporting an Acoustics Classics Concert (performed by Poundbury resident Peter Carey) in November (organising a raffle and bar) and selling cakes at the Buttermarket Christmas Market. The total raised for the Charity during 2019 was over £3,700.