Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) has raised a total of £2,246.50 throughout the year and has split the money between two charities.

Julia’s House and Youth Cancer Trust were selected by the staff at PHC and both charities received a donation of £1,123.25.

Both charities were very grateful and sent the Poole organisation letters explaining where the money would be used.

Julia’s House, community fundraiser, Ian Hadley, commented: “Thanks to Poole Harbour Commissioners’ terrific donation, we are able to help families with the challenges of caring for a seriously ill child. This donation will make a real difference to a family who, without Julia’s House, would have very little support.”

Youth Cancer Trust, a Bournemouth charity that provides a refuge from real life for young people aged 14 to 30, will use the funds raised by PHC to directly support the holidays of two youngsters at Bournemouth’s Tracy Ann House.

Jim Stewart, Poole Harbour Commissioners’ chief executive is pleased to support these two local charities and added: “We like to do as much as we can to support families that are struggling to cope with the demands of looking after a poorly child. The work achieved by both Youth Cancer Trust and Julia’s House is remarkable. It’s great to know our donations will go towards helping youngsters to enjoy experiences they never thought they would have again.”