Charity taxi raises more than £60,000 so far…

Businessmen who are taking it in turns to spend a week driving around Bournemouth and Poole in an old London taxi have raised more than £60,000 for charity. By the time the Top Gear-style challenge ends in January, the BC Club members hope to have raised at least £100,000.

‘Soft’ SAS hero adds mountains to his challenge

A former SAS sergeant who is cycling around the country on a collapsible bike has added the Three Peaks Challenge to his route after his girlfriend called him soft. Ray Carole, 43, from Poole, Dorset, embarked on ‘the world’s worst book signing tour’ to promote his first thriller and to raise money for charity. At first he was just going … Read More

Oly’s Rush to swim around the Isle of Wight

An environmental campaigner is swimming non-stop around the Isle of Wight for a gruelling 24 hours to break a world record.
Vegan powerhouse Oly Rush, from Upton, Dorset, has decided to take on the 65-mile challenge after swimming the length of the Jurassic Coast last year.

Round Table Children’s Wish answers Call from Ryan

Games whizz Ryan Skinner is celebrating the arrival of a bespoke computer thanks to Round Table Children’s Wish. The charity provides hand-crafted wishes to youngsters with life-limiting conditions to add a little joy and sparkle to their lives. Ryan, from Moordown, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive condition which gradually takes the use of all his muscles. Computer gaming is … Read More

The world’s worst ever book signing tour

Former SAS sergeant Ray Carole who was the youngest member of the elite regiment when he passed selection is going on ‘the world’s worst ever book signing tour’ to promote his debut novel.

Family charity bags 25 businesses

Home-Start South East Dorset defied the difficulties that Covid caused and found 25 businesses to support it during its silver anniversary.

Taxi for charity

A group of businessmen that has raised £400,000 for charity since 2011 has embarked on its latest fundraiser – and you won’t be able to miss it. The BC Club, based in Bournemouth and Poole, acquired a London black cab and each member will have to drive it for a week, with the aim of raising more than £15,000.

Third sector needs our help

Charities have undoubtedly been hit as hard as any sector by Covid-19, with a devastating loss of funds aligned with an increased demand for their services. They need help now.

Kellie’s pub garden marathon to help poorly children

Marathon runner Kellie Clark wasn’t going to let the lockdown get in the way of her fundraising for Round Table Children’s Wish so she recreated the London Marathon in her pub garden – dressed as a pint of beer.

#kids4dccf – cancer charity launches campaign

Children across Dorset are being asked to help raise money for a cancer charity that has seen its funding slump during the coronavirus crisis. Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) gives grants to families who are facing hardship because of cancer – help that is required more than ever at the moment.