Message of hope at dementia seminars

More than 120 delegates attended three seminars about dementia hosted by Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors. Speakers addressed packed rooms at the funeral group’s branches in Blandford, Parkstone and Corfe Mullen.

Douch’s dementia seminars open to all

Businesses as well as individuals are invited to attend free seminars about living with dementia. Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors are putting on the events in Blandford, Poole and Corfe Mullen during Dementia Action Week.

Accolades for Ferndown volunteer group

A buddy-system that launched in Ferndown last year has been highly commended in the mayor’s Volunteer Awards. Ferndown Community Connectors is headed by PramaLife, the community outreach programme, and helps those in the town who have lost confidence.

Hats off to the knitters!

Hundreds of scarves and hats knitted by volunteers through Douch Family Funeral Directors are to be distributed to the homeless this winter. The ‘knit and natter’ sessions across the funeral group’s branches create items for a variety of charities.

Everybody needs good neighbours

A new community initiative in Corfe Mullen has been created for the benefit of the elderly, vulnerable and infirm who need help around the house. The East Dorset Good Neighbour Scheme was officially launched at St Nicholas Church when Cllr Paul Harrison cut the ribbon.

Douch Family Funeral Directors invited to America

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors were among prestigious businesses from around the world invited to attend the centenary AGM of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes in Salt Lake City, US. Managing Director Nick Douch travelled to the meeting of what is the world’s oldest and largest association of family-owned funeral directors.

Funeral group expands its free bereavement service

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors has expanded its free bereavement group sessions to a further three branches. Such have been numbers attending its Ferndown meetings that they now also take place in Swanage, Wareham and Blandford.

Funeral group finds summit to do

A group of staff and friends from Douch Family Funeral Directors stepped up to a mountainous charity challenge – and scaled Snowdon to raise money for Dorset Mind.