Saving the fish of the Frome

The results of a survey following last year’s major conservation and river enhancement work by the Dorset Wild Rivers Project and Casterbridge Fisheries brings welcome good news to the future of the river Frome, with the numbers of fish rising significantly. The study was carried out by Casterbridge Fisheries and involved catching and surveying the…

“You’re hired!”

Former Apprentice finalist, Claire Young spent two days with post-GCSE students from Sherborne Girls last week, challenging them to come up with a social enterprise idea to benefit the local community. In the spirit of the popular TV programme, the 16-year-old girls were split into groups and tasked to come up with a business concept,…

Helping a hearing dog

Healthy Hearing had a great day at the Ferndown festival as part of their Healthy Hearing Week. Lesley and Rufus from The Hearing Dog Charity arrived to help and they raised a wonderful £160 towards training a hearing dog. They said a big thank you to everyone who took advantage of their Free Hearing Test…

Sunflower brings success

Lewis-Manning Hospice is celebrating the success of its annual Sunflower Party, this year held at The Cumberland Hotel, which raised over £13,000 for the charity that offers free specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Hosted by Paul Kinvig, this year’s event was supported and co-ordinated…

Cream teas save lives

Over the Summer, the Old School Rooms in Sturminster Marshall will be serving cream teas in aid of charities. On the last weekend in July (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28) Friends of the Strays of Greece will be providing cream teas and cakes in this delightful village setting with proceeds going to help abandoned, sick and…