Christmas comes early for Peeks

One of the country’s biggest party supply companies said that Christmas came early this year with orders placed well before usual. Peeks of Christchurch in Dorset normally receives most of its large orders in late November and early December, but this year the floodgates opened at the end of September.

Trees of Remembrance blossom

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors are again inviting people to leave messages on Christmas trees in memory of lost loved ones. Trees of Remembrance are now standing at its branches Douch & Small in Wimborne, AE Jolliffe & Son in Ferndown, Lesley Shand in Corfe Mullen and Blandford, Ives and Shand in Parkstone and Albert Marsh in Wareham and Upton.

Season for giving and not receiving

One Southampton primary school has counted down to Christmas by giving daily gifts to a city charity. In its very own ‘reverse’ advent calendar, the youngsters of Kanes Hill Primary School have been bringing in a daily gift for Southampton City Mission. Each class was given a hamper to fill within a time frame of 14 days and every day … Read More

Yellow Buses pullover

Staff at Yellow Buses splashed the yuletide colour and pulled on festive jumpers to raise money for charity. Drivers were polled about where they wanted this year’s donations to go and chose Bournemouth Hospital Charity. And the Christmas-loving bunch decided that they’d wear their pullovers until the end of the year – not just for a day. Fiona Harwood from … Read More

We three kings of Orient – FORE!!

  Parley Golf Centre’s annual Christmas Texas Scramble competition was a huge success as members took on the new course. The seniors and ladies braved wintry conditions then retired to the clubhouse for Christmas dinner. They dressed in festive-wear and were impressed with the state of the fairways and greens after the inclement weather. Earlier this year the club opened … Read More

Christmas came early to Colehill First School

Christmas arrived early at one east Dorset school when the whole day had a festive theme. Youngsters at Colehill First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, enjoyed a special yuletide timetable. School uniforms were swapped for Christmas jumpers and Santa hats, reindeer antlers and sparkly tinsel were the obligatory headwear. Heateacher, Andrew Turrall, said: “The last week of term before … Read More

Trees of Remembrance return

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors are again inviting people to leave messages on Christmas trees in memory of lost loved ones. Trees of Remembrance are now standing at its branches Douch & Small in Wimborne, AE Jolliffe & Son in Ferndown, Lesley Shand in Corfe Mullen and Blandford, Ives and Shand in Parkstone and Albert Marsh in Wareham and Upton. … Read More

Golfer wins turkey with birdie

The annual ‘Turkey Trot’ golf tournament at Parley Golf Centre was the most successful ever – with more than 60 shooting it out. Manager Daryl Dampney was drawn in the winning team and gave the rest of the field a stuffing, holing a birdie to land the prize of a turkey. He’ll no doubt be eating out on his victory … Read More