Dorset news

Still ‘Loveitt’ after 45 years

Following a successful appeal by Autism Wessex inviting local couples celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary to come along to the charity’s Sapphire Ball on 29 June, the regional charity is delighted to announce the winners as Mr and Mrs Loveitt, who will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this September. The couple live in Poole. Lin…

What a Muckathon!

Students from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture held the Annual Kingston Maurward College charity Muckathon during April and raised a record £2,636.60 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. The event involved spreading 1200 tonnes of farmyard manure, followed by ploughing 70 acres of land over a period of 36 hours.  Ten tractors, three…

Award for Endeavour presentation

The new Chief Constable of Dorset Debbie Simpson along with 45 other VIPs visited the Heatherlands Centre on Wednesday 19 June to present the ‘Charlotte Read Award for Endeavour’ at Ferndown Jitsu Club.. Manager of the centre, John Hanrahan said, “The demos and displays were fantastic and all were very impressed, a big thank you…

Charity’s last breath

A charity that helped people with respiratory disease for more than 20 years has generously donated almost £15,000 to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) before disbanding for good. Ann and Rob Maskell set up the Dorset Respiratory Group in 1992, gaining more than 500 members in the charity’s early years. However due to recent dwindling…