What a way to celebrate 45 years!

Celebrating its 45th anniversary through 2013, Autism Wessex has been supported in many ways by volunteers, corporate ‘sapphire’ supporters and members of the local community, all getting behind the charity’s 45 year campaign to raise £450,000. Andrea Burt, whose daughter Jodie attends the charity’s Wessex Lodge respite service, shares the charity’s birthday year and decided…

Steam Heat searches for singers

Steam Heat, the highly acclaimed Wimborne based a capella singing group, which recently celebrated its 10th birthday, is now seeking new applications from would be members from sopranos, altos, tenors or basses. Under the musical direction of renowned professional composer and choir leader Karen Wimhurst, Steam Heat’s varied repertoire includes jazz, folk, madrigals, pop and indie…

Jake Turner & Malcolm Birr

Prizewinning Jake

Jake Turner, of Hillside Community First School in Verwood, was a delighted winner of the competition to design a poster encouraging people to stop dropping litter and also pick up dog mess. The competition was run by East Dorset District Council’s chairman, Cllr Malcolm Birr. He turned up at the school’s assembly to surprise Jake…

“You’re Brilliant!” say students

Morebus Driver Robbie Bartle has been honoured by Bournemouth University’s Students’ Union with their annual ‘You’re Brilliant’ award. The awards are usually nominated to staff working within the university so Robbie, from Canford Heath, was delighted that his great personality and customer service skills were appreciated by passengers using the university’s dedicated bus network.