Choir singers’ £700 charity boost

Poole-based community choir Luminos staged their annual Christmas concert at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, raising more than £700 for nominated charity WaterAid UK which works around the world to ensure people have clean drinking water.

Driver shortage could affect Xmas deliveries

Christmas presents could go undelivered this year due to a ‘shocking’ driver shortage across the country, according to a major recruitment company. Berry Recruitment discovered that some of its European workers have returned home, which is exacerbating an existing problem. While figures show that immigration is still rising, the number moving back to their native countries has impacted on the … Read More

Yellow Buses making Waves at Christmas

Yellow Buses has given a boost to Wave 105’s mission to collect Christmas presents for disadvantaged children – through its Carbon Stoppers initiative. The bus company handed over presents worth £200 for the radio station’s Mission Christmas 2016 appeal. Carbon Stoppers is a joint Yellow Buses /Daily Echo initiative that has handed out nearly £20,000 to charities and good causes … Read More

Students’ gifts will bring joy to the world

There will be children across the world that will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the generosity of Bournemouth students. The caring students from Oak Academy came together to fill 147 boxes full of festive goodies. Those boxes are now being flown across the world as part of the Samaritans’ Purse campaign to provide hope to children in desperate situations. … Read More

Peeks anticipates a cracking Christmas

Through the summer one Dorset business has been organising the sale of three-and-a-half million Christmas crackers. Peeks, based in Christchurch, has become one of the country’s leading suppliers of crackers and has seen orders up 20 per cent on last year. The company works about six months ahead of the real calendar so while most people were enjoying their summer … Read More