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.

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.