Specs in front of Lions van

22,000 specs recycled for Third World

New spectacles can be expensive and unaffordable in many parts of the world, yet old glasses are often thrown away in this country. Wimborne and Ferndown Lions, along with other Lions clubs, have been collecting unwanted specs for recycling and distribution in Third World countries, where eye care is often unavailable and lens making facilities are non-esxistent.

Charity’s close shave

At the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Spring Fayre on 13 April, which was packed with visitors despite the wet weather, MS sufferer Judith Endersby volunteered to have her head shaved to raise money for the charity. With clippers at the ready, her best friend’s husband Nick Tanner did the honours and chairman John Astley joined in the…

Furry couple need new home

Waggy Tails the Dorset animal charity is looking for a home for this furry couple. The chinchilla and rabbit are inseparable and need to be housed together. The charity can supply a hutch to the new foster family. Other small animals rescued recently by Waggy Tails include rats, rabbits and guinea pigs and these are…

Lions roar

Bournemouth U12 Rugby Team has retained its status as Dorset County Champions. The team went into the County final held at Swanage and Wareham RFC today as last year’s U11 Dorset County Cup winners. Their opening match against Bradford on Avon gave them a win of 1-0, followed by a fiercely fought 1-1 draw against…

Skate Park Action

Scooter, inline, skateboard and BMX users and riders have joined forces in a Skate Park Action Group for Ferndown. Led by Chairman Steve Cartwright and Treasurer/Lead Fundraiser Steve Lugg, the Action Group, mainly comprising of young users, is looking to quickly raise £100,000 to extend the current provision for a large section of local young…

Allum & Sidaway

Allum & Sidaway hat trick

As one of the South West’s most prestigious jewellers, Allum & Sidaway are delighted to have been short listed as finalists in all three categories entered in the 2013 UK Jewellery Awards.  Sponsored by leading industry magazine Retail Jeweller, these awards acknowledge the very best jewellers and jewellery designers the UK has to offer. These…