Callum Watson received a Christmas gift worth waiting for when he was presented with his first tricycle at Castle Gardens in Sherborne. Callum, 18, was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome at an early age, a genetic condition causing learning disabilities, and asked Father Christmas for the bike when he met him at Castle Gardens last December.
As part of National Care Home Day on Saturday Amberwood House Care Home in Ferndown hosted a commemoration of the ‘Battle of Waterloo,’ the proceeds of which will be donated to local charity, the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation. A great afternoon was had by all with superb entertainment, tea and cakes and even a ‘Welly Throwing Competition.’
The Beach Bus will return to the New Forest a week earlier this summer – renumbered ‘Route 99’ to highlight its free ice cream offer. Passengers can claim their ice cream at Lepe beach on the summer service from Hythe to Lymington, which will now run every day from 19 July to 31 August. Last…
A total of 120 years of volunteering at Green Cottage RDA Group was celebrated on 9 July by the presentation of certificates of long service.
Jane Dowding was also honoured with an ‘Overand Above’ award from the SW Region of RDA for her outstanding work as a Riding for the Disabled volunteer.
A young woman who suddenly lost her ‘incredible best friend’ to meningitis braved a broken toe to raise over £1,000 running her first ever race.
High-flying Joan Dampney has raised over £2,000 for charity after a wing walk on a biplane – at the age of 85.
The death-defying stunt raised funds for Autism Wessex, a charity that the plucky grandmother has worked for over many years.
A mysterious mound of burnt material, eroding out of a Dorset cliff near Seatown, is being investigated by archaeologists in the hope of better understanding the 3000 year old feature.
The online wildlife recording site ‘Living Record’, developed in Dorset for use anywhere in the country, has reached 500,000 records for 6,800 species across the UK. Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is one of many local conservation organisations championing the system.
Tickets are on sale for the The Great British Garden Party which is taking place in Ferndown on 8 August from 3pm – 7pm with all proceeds going to Lewis-Manning Hospice.
The written and spoken word will be celebrated by a number of live events at Poole Festival of Words.
The festival aims to raise the profile of literature in Poole through the provision of workshops, performance, and participatory open mic activities.