Young cancer survivor onboard Great Britain leads the Clipper fleet in iconic parade out of London

Waved off by crowds in excess of 120,000 lining the bank of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust ambassador Kristie Reid (20) and her crew onboard 70-ft yacht ‘Great Britain’, led the fleet of 12 Clipper boats and a flotilla of spectator vessels in an iconic parade through Tower Bridge and down the Thames, as they embarked on the start of their 40,000 mile race around the world.

Ballet in blue

Starlight Dance students delighted parents and friends at their recent display in aid of children’s charities. As well as gorgeous ballerinas in blue, the audience were treated to a variety of routines that included cheerleaders, hip-hop girls, an Italian tarantella and even penguins. Not to be outdone by the younger students, there was also a…

Model quilts by Happy Patchers

The annual quilt exhibition of Happy Patchers is taking place at Wimborne Model Town from Tuesday 10 September  to Sunday 15 September between 10am and 5pm each day.  The exhibition is open to all.  Highlights of this year’s show of the Wimborne based patchwork and quilting group include  the deceptively titled ‘It’s as Easy as Falling off…