2019 marks 25 years since Forest Holme Hospice Charity was established to enhance the lives of patients living with advanced cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Since then, donations from supporters have helped the hospice to care for around 20,000 adults and their families throughout Dorset.

Our story began in 1994, when ‘Friends of Forest Holme’ as we was known then, was set up to raise money for the new specialist palliative care unit in Poole.

Since then, your donations have helped the hospice to care for around 20,000 adults with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Over the years, our charity has grown to meet the increasing demand for the hospice services. Click here to view our timeline.

We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support of the local community.  Please help us to continue to be here for future patients and their families during the most difficult time of their lives.

Have you got memories of Forest Holme Hospice through the years? We would love to hear from you.

Please email your memories to fundraising@forestholmehospice.org.uk

25 stories for 25 years 

Many families have shared their personal experiences of hospice care at Forest Holme and during the year we will be adding these stories to our dedicated page here

These touching and inspiring stories show the lengths Forest Holme Hospice goes to in order to support patients and their loved ones, and the difference it make to people’s lives in the community.


Get involved:

Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary year by getting involved in one of our events

Donate £25 to fund a hospice nurse for one hour

You will receive a limited edition pin badge, a letter and certificate of thanks, plus an invitation to our supporter party in December.

£25 for 25 years

By donating £25 during our anniversary year, you will help to continue our vital services over the next 25 years.
For more information click here

The Secret Garden Party

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Forest Holme Hospice inside the beautiful Walled Garden at Upton Country Park on Saturday 8th June 2019.
For more information click here

Grand Prize Draw 

Win an 18ct gold diamond ring (worth approximately £1,295).
To play, click here

25k for 25 years

Support our 25th anniversary by taking part in a 25km challenge – to either walk / run / cycle / swim 25km in support of the hospice during 2019. For more information click here

Leave a lasting legacy

Help us to care for patients and their families over the next 25 years.
For more information click here