TEDS needs a new home

The nearly new children’s warehouse, TEDS Emporium, in Ringwood is losing its home at the end of November. The toy exchange and donate scheme has grown from a nearly new clothing outlet, to a ‘community hub’ where parents and children get together for various activities, tea and coffee. TEDS lady Dana Elsworth says, “Becoming homeless…

Cyclists pedal for charity

More than 60 cyclists aged from three to 81 have raised £3,000 for the Trust’s Orthopaedics Department following a sponsored bike ride in the New Forest. Organised by the Bournemouth Hospital Charity, the participants opted for a 10, 20, 30 or 60km route. The eldest rider to compete was 81-year old Jon Andrew who completed…

Post offices to open on Saturday afternoon following big scissor ribbon cut

Robert Walter MP (North Dorset) officially cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished post offices at The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum and Coppice Street, Shaftesbury on 4 November. Blandford and Shaftesbury post offices have recently changed to Post Office Limited’s new style main post office branches and received investment to refurbish them and provide new counters.…

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance nominated for excellence awards

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is represented in three categories at this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.  Paramedics Greg Peacock, Stephen Freeman and Pilot Max Hoskins have been shortlisted for the Special Incident Award.  Dorchester based Keith Wilson is shortlisted for Charity Volunteer of the Year and Dr Farhad Islam (known to many as ‘Izzy’ who is based at Royal…