How To Support Us

Donations & Fundraising

The contribution that individuals pay for a day at Chancery House in no way covers the provision of our services.  As we receive no statutory government or local authority funding, as a charity, Chancery House relies on receiving donations from the public to enable us to continue providing a welcoming place for the elderly to meet to relieve isolation and for carers to ensure that their loved ones are looked after.

During the year Chancery, with the help of our volunteers and trustees, put on a number of fundraising events including raffles and table top sales.

If you are a taxpayer we can claim a further 20% of your donation via the gift aid scheme.

If you would like to donate or help to fundraise for Chancery House please contact Julie on 01308 424357.


The trustees of a charity have overall control for the charity and for making sure that it’s doing what it was set up to do, but also for ensuring that it adapts to changing times. Being a trustee of Chancery House means making decisions that will affect people’s lives.

Our trustees at Chancery House play a crucial role. Without their dedication and loyalty we would not be able to offer such a comprehensive service to our clients. They cannot be praised too highly for their commitment to the clients and the aims of the centre.

We are currently looking to increase our trustees. If you have skills or experience to offer Chancery House as a trustee we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee of Chancery House please call Barbara Vousden, our Chair of Trustees on 01308 424357.

Friends of Chancery House

The Friends of Chancery House was established to promote the work of the Charity in maintaining high quality companionship and care to the older people of Bridport and the surrounding area. To become a friend of Chancery House please contact Monica Burt 01308 423689.

A Poem About Chancery House

Behind the green door down that narrow lane, I forget my loneliness and my pain
For there are kind helpers to give coffee and tea, To lame and elderly folk like me
You can stay for lunch or soup and toast, But these aren’t the things that matter most
There’s conversation and fun and a laugh, You can even read a book in the bath!
They will do your hair or sort out your feet, And there are always friends to meet
But how do you get there if you haven’t a car? And not being able to walk too far?
For old and disabled people like us, They even provide a special bus
To bring us in from around the town – Beaminster, Broadwindsor, Shipton Gorge too, And when the day is done to take us home again
So please, dear reader – make us a gift, To enable old folk to have a lift
And come and witness the welcome in store, For the old and the lonely behind the green door

Written by Mr Ron Rodderick

Many thanks to all the local organisations and business who support us:

Bridport Round Table – Bridport Rotary – Bridport Lions Club – Bridport Town Council – Bridport Camera Club – Frampton’s Butchers – Cain’s Farm – Hangers’ Dairy – Amsafe – Bridport Post Office – Nantes Solicitors – A Step Ahead – The George Bridport – Central Newsagents – Loders Arms – West Dorset District Council