With its large population of older people, Dorset has one of the highest incidences of leg ulcers in the UK – and yet just 20 years ago, it didn’t have a specialist service to tackle the problem.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that their AW169 helicopter has been named Pegasus in a competition that attracted nearly 1,000 entries and which ran alongside an art competition for younger people.
Grant-giving trust awards Bournemouth War Memorial Homes £100,000 grant for disabled veterans’ bungalows
Bournemouth War Memorial Homes (BWMH) has received a £100,000 grant from Talbot Village Trust (TVT) towards the construction of five two-bedroom bungalows suitable for disabled veterans.
A big-hearted German businessman cycled 1,400km in a week to arrive at a Dorset dementia care home and thank the mentor who inspired him as a young student as well as raise more than £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK.
Dorset Police has welcomed the first person to join the Force through the Direct Entry programme that allows candidates from outside policing to join the service at certain ranks, and offers the opportunity to widen the talent pool and bring in people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
A couple and their friend are embarking on the last of Seven Summits, Visson Massif in Antarctica, in memory of John Thornton.
The Advice Team, part of Dorset charity Diverse Abilities, are offering assistance to local people in Poole that are unable to work due to being sick, following an accident or are disabled.
Recent Verwood Solar Farm Fund awards have proved very successful and are benefiting the community.
From Santa Specials to storytelling and stable animals – there’s a complete mix of Christmas events to enjoy at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest this winter, as well as hundreds of British Christmas trees to add that seasonal magic to your home.
After an 18-month long investigation to find the owner of £90,000 found at an abandoned care complex in Strete Mount, Christchurch, the court has formally awarded the money to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), under the Police Property Act, and it will be invested into services that help keep Dorset residents safe.