Sero is a Latin word and one of its meanings is ’to join together’. In April 2004, a group of 10 Sturminster Newton ladies decided that they would like to form a group with the aim of raising money for local charities and good causes. Since that date, much to our delight and amazement, we have raised and donated approximately £100,000. We are very proud to say that we became a registered Charity in February 2007; our Charity number is 1118112.
Our chosen charity has been Julia’s House, the Dorset Children’s Hospice http://www.juliashouse.org for which we have donated over £100,000. The aim of Julia’s House is to maximise and enrich the quality of life for Dorset children and young people who are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18. They provide support from diagnosis to death and beyond for the whole family, offering multi-disciplinary end of life care in the hospice building or in the family home. Sero feel it is very important to support Dorset children and their families.
Other groups & charities to have benefited from Sero include Dorchester Hospital Digital Mammography System Appeal, the Leukaemia & transplant unit fund at Southampton, the Sturminster Newton Branch of The Red Cross, The North Dorset Women’s refuge, The Rainbows, Rixon Rec Appeal, The Sturminster Newton Adult Community Centre, The Dorset ADHD Group, The Sturminster Newton High School Expedition Group, Sturminster Newton High School appeal for outdoor fitness equipment St Mary’s Youth Ark, Sturminster Newton Medical Centre, Sturminster Newton Majorettes, Friar’s Moore Residents Association, The Oncology Unit at Dorchester hospital, The Oncology Unit and Breast Care Unit at Yeovil hospital, Friar’s Moore Resident’s Association, Victoria Education & Sports College at Poole, Sturminster Newton Amateur Boxing Club, Sturminster Newton Brownies, Yewstock School, Mosaic Dorset (helping children and families with bereavement issues) the Sturminster Newton Sport’s Centre.
We hope to continue with our success and thank you for supporting us.