Wesley Bennett

Weekend of talent

The Sovereign Shopping Centre, Boscombe, came alive 22-24 February with the Coastal Bid’s ‘Fashion and Talent’ events. The centre hosted an adult fashion show on the Friday, a children’s fashion show on Saturday and then the talent show live final on the Sunday. Third place went to the fantastic singer Ella Brookes. Jim Van Waltsleben,…

Dorset Police Logo

Special Constabulary recruitment drive

Special constables are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment. Debi Potter, Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary, said, “Special constables are a vital part of Dorset Police, working alongside full-time officers and police staff, including PCSOs, to make…

MP visits Home-Start team

Robert Walter MP (North Dorset) visited members of the Home-Start North Dorset team at The Exchange, in Sturminster Newton, to see how the charity is helping to support local families. At the invitation of trustee Claire Macdonald, Bob met with Home-Start North Dorset Chairman Jenny Kretz, Scheme Organiser Jamie Keast and Administrator Ruth Berry. Bob…

Denise presenting a cheque to Judith and Josie

Big Hearted Hub

Two friends and colleagues of Verwood Hub employee Jackie Smith have really gone the extra mile. Denise Craddock and Vicki Gower recently ran the New Forest Marathon, raising money on behalf of Jackie’s granddaughter Josie for the Piam Brown Oncology and Haemotology Centre in Southampton. Josie is currently in remission, after six months of salvage…

Bournemouth G&S Society

G&S hit a high note for charity

Members of the Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society went carol singing in December at various functions in Bournemouth and Poole. They do this every year to support Macmillan caring locally, and particularly the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital. Their most recent efforts raised £4270, making a total over the last 20 years in excess of £60,000. The money, which was presented recently, will be used for ongoing refurbishments at the unit.