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 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 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.
Sherborne Cricket Club’s II XI were named Team of the Month for June in the Dorset Funeral Plan league.
The highly experienced funeral director Jon Rust has been appointed manager of Albert Marsh Funeral Directors in Wareham and Upton.
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
Cattistock Cricket Club won the Dorset Funeral Plan team of the month award for May after four straight wins.
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.
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.
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.