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Charity makes big difference to Phoebe Small’s life

  Thanks to our previous fundraising events, we have provided the final piece of funding needed to pay for a local girl to have a new all-terrain wheelchair.  Seven-year-old Phoebe Small, from Weston, has global development delay. This affects her learning and movement skills, her ability to walk, and her interaction with other people. Her […]

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Charity pays for Alannah’s Garden of Delight

A Weston-super-Mare-based charity has funded the creation of a sensory garden which has given a local girl a new lease of life. The family of six-year-old Alannah say they are extremely grateful to the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust, which provided £5,000 for the garden to be created. Alannah, who lives with parents Andy and Lisa, and […]

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Charity provides comfort to Hospicecare patients

Patients with life-limiting conditions will soon receive some extra comfort courtesy of a Weston-super-Mare-based charitable trust. Weston Hospicecare supports people with a wide range of illnesses in addition to cancer, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntingdon’s Disease and other neurological conditions. Some of these patients need to have specific postural support, and they […]

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A Weston couple say they are ‘overwhelmed’ with gratitude after £60,000 was raised for an operation which will allow their daughter to walk unaided for the first time

Scott and Sarah Thorne launched Gracie’s Appeal in May 2016 to enable six-year-old Gracie, who has cerebral palsy, to undergo a procedure which will mean she can walk.  The couple needed to raise a minimum of £60,000 to pay for the surgery and at least two years of physiotherapy, as the operation – known as a […]

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‘I was so overwhelmed, I cried’ – woman with incurable cancer lives final wish to visit Austrian mountains

Jo Phillips was able to visit Austria with her fiancé Jason Hiles thanks to a £1,300 grant from the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust. Jo, aged 40, was diagnosed with stage four rectal cancer in September last year.  She was originally diagnosed with stage three cancer in October 2015 and it spread to her lungs despite […]

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Charity throws lifeline to family man

Family man Kevin Binding is getting ready to enjoy a new lease of life after receiving a huge helping hand from a Weston-super-Mare charity. The 43-year-old, who suffered a stroke in December 2014, will have surgery next month to close a valve in his heart which will significantly reduce the risk of him suffering further […]

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Axentis Michael Memorial Ball raises over 250K

The seventh Axentis Michael Memorial Ball in memory of the much loved former Weston Hotelier was held on the Grand Pier last Saturday. The Bi-annual event which raises money for local causes was a great success and broke all previous records raising a staggering £252,000 in just one evening. Former charity supporters including ex Dragons […]

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Pier’s ball raises £200k

The Grand Pier was a hive of famous faces dressed head to toe in dazzling gowns and smart suits at the sixth Axentis Michael Memorial Ball on Saturday. The ball takes place every two years providing an evening full of glamour, entertainment and auctions to raise money for the charity – which supports multiple good […]

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Celebrities sign up for Memorial Ball

Former football player and Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson has confirmed he will attend the Axentis Michael Memorial Ball, which will take place on the Grand Pier on Saturday 22nd November. Ron Atkinson spent his entire playing career at Oxford United where he still holds the record as the club’s highest appearance maker. As a […]

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Jeff Banks signs up as Auctioneer at Memorial Ball

Fashion designer Jeff Banks is the first of this year’s celebrities to have signed up to attend the Axentis Michael Memorial Ball, which will take place on the Grand Pier on Saturday 22nd November. Jeff Banks CBE, who created and presented The Clothes Show, will act as the auctioneer during the evening. Born in Ebbw […]

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