Giving business a helping Shand

The chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hailed the investment and innovation made by a growing family business. Ian Girling had a tour of the new Lesley Shand funeral directors’ branch in Corfe Mullen that has artfully combined tradition and modernity. It is part of the Douch Family Funeral Directors group and the new facility replaced an old inadequate building.

Corfe Mullen are team of the month

Corfe Mullen Cricket Club picked up the Dorset Funeral Plan Team of the Month award for August – after four wins led them to the top of division three and promotion.

Broadstone CC on the front foot

Broadstone Cricket Club’s first XI picked up the team of the month award for July – after four straight wins. The team pushed themselves into third spot in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League.

Tea dance his the right spot

Dozens of quick-stepping couples attended a tea dance and were able to practise their char-char-char in Broadstone in Dorset thanks to Jolliffe Funeral Service

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.