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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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Helping to Fund a Stingray Pushchair: Isabella’s Story

The Axentis Michael Trust is proud to support some great causes, and we were thrilled to be able to help out in the case of Isabella, a young girl with some additional needs that couldn’t be funded by the NHS alone. Here, her mother Emma tells her story: “During Isabella’s birth, it became clear that […]

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Family’s Joy Over ‘Massive’ Donation

The family of a two-year old Weston boy are a step closer to fulfilling their dream of seeing the toddler walk thanks to a £32,000 donation towards a life-changing operation. Earlier this year the Mercury reported that Nicola Baird was trying to raise £65,000 for her son Jacob to have the operation in the United […]

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Axentis Michael Charitable Trust Supporting Age-2-Age Cycling Scheme

The Axentis Michael Charitable Trust is proud to support Age-2-Age, a great charitable scheme that helps arrange and promote inclusive cycling, through the funding of a trailer to facilitate bike transport. Founded in 1997, Age-2-Age is North Somerset’s first disabled cycling charity. It engages in numerous charitable activities, including running clubs for children in socially-deprived areas, […]

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Jessie May Nurses Kitted Out Thanks To Axentis Michael Charitable Trust

Jessie May nurses in North Somerset have been kitted out for a year thanks to a donation from the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust. The donation has allowed the local charity, which cares for terminally-ill children in their own homes in North Somerset, Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, to kit out its North Somerset nurses […]

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