Supporting Our Community
We are proud supporters of Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington (www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk). We make regular donations in lieu of fees on selected work and are regular sponsors of events run by the Hospice. We look forward to working closely with the hospice on future fundraising initiatives.
Oakhaven is a highly respected community based Hospice within the New Forest, founded in 1992, providing specialist palliative care and support to 200 patients, their carers and families each week. We do this through a mix of services which include an In-Patient Unit, a Day Hospice and a Hospice at Home Nursing Team. We also have a number of add on services such as bereavement counselling, physiotherapy, complimentary therapy and a drop in centre; which provides information and support for anyone in the local community who feel their lives have been impacted by illness.
Oakhaven’s good standing in the community is evident by the team of 440 plus volunteers, who dedicate over 72,000 hours of their time each year to support the positive work carried out by the hospice. The catchment area for Oakhaven encompasses a large geographic span, amid the predominantly rural environment; the 125,000 residents of the area are distributed across several small market towns. It costs £4 million per year to run our services for which we will receive just under 11% NHS funding in 2017.
Oakhaven Hospice Trusts vision is to be an organisation offering innovative and highly respected specialist palliative care in partnership with others across the New Forest, setting standards to which others aspire. We believe in respecting the individuals’ dignity and enhance the quality of care for patients in all care settings through partnership, collaboration, advice and education.
MILFORD ON SEA ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dagless and Whitlock Solicitors is Principal Sponsor of the 2018 Milford on Sea Arts & Music Festival (www.milfordfestival.com). This year the festival is running from 16th to 22nd July. There will be an original WW1 Play for two nights, a new den for the kids with workshops, Pamper Pod, Market Place with over 20 artisan food and craft stalls, Classical at All Saints Church, Folk Dance venue at the Community Centre and Historical Talks, Storytellers, Magicians, Morris and 40’s Dancers livening up the streets, and a Reggie roof top for Sundowners. Programmes listing full details of bands and timings are available for £3 from local shops and venues as well as at the help desk in the marquee, with all sales helping to fund the Festival.
ART ON THE GREEN
Dagless and Whitlock is the Sole sponsor of Lymington Arts Group from January 2018. This includes the popular Art on the Green event held in Milford each Summer. Our office will also be used as a temporary ‘gallery’ hosting a small number of paintings that can be viewed and purchased.
About Art on the Green
Art on the Green was the inspiration of John Butler. He saw an opportunity for local artists to present their work in an informal, social and accessible venue. The first event in 2007 was successful despite the artists being packed in a small marquee whilst the weather made every effort to dampen their endeavours. The popularity of Art on the Green has increased every year since and now regularly attracts many hundreds of visitors anxious to view and possibly purchase examples of the works presented by members of Lymington Arts Group.
BASHLEY FOOTBALL CLUB
During the 2018/19 season, Dagless and Whitlock are sponsoring the Bashley FC First Team’s kit. Bashley FC play in the Sydenham’ s Wessex Premier Division. Their Bashley Road ground lies in the New Forest village of Bashley in South Hampshire. Founded in 1947, Bashley is a family friendly club run by locals of the community.