Triple challenge for charity

Triple challenge for charity

A three part ‘Snowdon Challenge’ event this September to raise money for homeless and vulnerable veterans is hosted by charity Alabaré. Participants will cycle 17km to the foot of Mount Snowdon, hike 7km to the summit and back, and finishing with a 4km kayak across...
Riding centre remembers

Riding centre remembers

Grovely Riding School’s Memorial Show on August 12 raised funds for Salisbury Hospice and Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. The annual show is staged in memory of organiser Gemma Spearing’s horse Teddy, but has taken on greater significance after the...
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

Community event 10th anniversary Durrington is preparing its 10th annual Sunday Funday. Set up as a charity event to raise funds for the village hall preschool, the event is now a hugely popular community event, and last year it more than 2000 visitors . This year’s...
Mayor and Bear raise nearly £600

Mayor and Bear raise nearly £600

The League of Friends raised nearly £600 for Westminster Memorial Hospital at their Summer Fair.   “Shaftesbury’s mayor, Tim Cook, opened the Fair and met Toni, our Teddy Bear who held a special Teddy Bear’s Picnic for all the children. With their help and...
High flier for charity

High flier for charity

Lucy in the sky Lucy Hitchcock, a duty manager at the Co-operative Food store in Mere, has raised nearly £800 for Dorothy House Hospice Care by completing the nerve shattering wing-walk.Strapped to the top wing of a biplane, a co-operative colleague has flown 2,000ft...
Cricket and family fun day for hospice

Cricket and family fun day for hospice

Laverstock & Ford Sports Club hosts the Value Cars first Charity Cricket Match and Family Fun Day on  August 25, raising funds for Salisbury Hospice Charity. Value Cars All-Stars take on Laverstock and Ford Cricket Club in what promises to be a hotly contested...
Country Fair raises £30k

Country Fair raises £30k

Wessex Country Fair raised £30,000 for the organisers Salisbury Hospice Charity. In its 7th year, more than 3,000 attended and showed an increase in attendance and in cash spent compared with last year’s event. The fair included dressage camels, donkey rides, climbing...
Rosemary Goddard Charity Skittles Day

Rosemary Goddard Charity Skittles Day

Skittled in The Rosemary Goddard Centre’s annual skittles fundraiser at Mere Social Club raised £306. The organisers thanked everyone who supported the event, helped with the food, or contributed to the raffle prize fund. John Hancock beat all entries to walk...
Light up the town

Light up the town

Homes in Shaftesbury decked in dazzling decorations outside this Christmas could win goodies from local shops. Shaftesbury Town Council is donating £100 to the winners’ or the mayor’s chosen charities. Mayor Piers Brown will judge who has the most festive...
Community foundation explained

Community foundation explained

Jon Yates, chief executive of Dorset Community Foundation, is guest speaker at law firm Humphries Kirk’s Dorchester business networking lunch on Wednesday, October 17. The lunch is at The Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester at 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Email...
Seb does a wing walk

Seb does a wing walk

Sebastian Salt, director of Salisbury jewellers W Carter, had a hair-raising, fund-raising sponsored wing walk yielding more than £1,000 for charity. For a breathtaking 10 minutes, Seb, from Dinton, was strapped on top of a bi-plane at Compton Abbas on June 10, on...
College goes to great heights for charity

College goes to great heights for charity

By Lucy Spittle Students and staff at Wiltshire College, Salisbury, went that extra mile on June 19 to raise money for local charities. Students studying Public Services came up with the adventurous fundraising abseiling day, and raised £1,929 for two chosen charities...

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