Boutique owner’s fashion show honours late husband

Dorset fashion retailer Irenè Whittle raised £1000 for a local cancer charity in honour of her late husband Bill. Irenè held two ‘Fashion & Fizz’ shows at her namesake boutique in Station Approach, Broadstone. All proceeds went to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF), which helps families experiencing financial pressure due to cancer. DCCF has launched a High Five Appeal and … Read More

Boutique owner crafts a way to help cancer charity

Hampers filled with handmade goods from local craftspeople helped raise over £700 for Dorset cancer patients. The Crafty Gift Boutique in Trinity Street, Dorchester, raffled three hampers worth £155 for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). Managing director of the shop, Cheryl Warburton – generously supported by her traders – raised a total of £729 for the charity which gives financial … Read More

TeamJobs’ Mitchell appointed Operations Manager

Michelle Mitchell continues to scale the career ladder at TeamJobs, taking on the newly-created role of Operations Manager at the former Dorset Company of the Year. Michelle, 34, joined TeamJobs in 2010 as manager of its industrial division, and later headed up client development. In March 2017, following the birth of her second child, she was appointed Strategic Sales and … Read More

Goadsby duo cycle to Paris in 24 hours for Dorset cancer patients

Two divisional directors from Goadsby estate agents are preparing to cycle from Southampton to Paris in under 24 hours for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). Keen triathletes Gavin Harris, 37, and David Hardwick, 38, are used to setting themselves challenges. But this will be the first time they have undertaken such a gruelling cycle ride. Gavin explained: “We will be … Read More

Young dancers perform for ‘pianist to the stars’ Peter

Youngsters from the Jamie Lee Dance Academy will perform in a unique show this weekend (Saturday March 10) to say thank you for the life-saving cardiac treatment received by their principal’s father. Around 30 children will join young performers from across the area for Dancing with Choirs, at the Lighthouse in Poole on Saturday (March 10). Jamie Lee Mason, principal … Read More

‘Cancer survivors’ choir joins Lighthouse charity show

A choir made up of people affected by cancer has joined the bill at a unique charity show in Poole next month. Rising Voices Wessex will appear alongside a host of other performers in Dancing with Choirs, at the Lighthouse Theatre, on March 10. Dancing with Choirs is directed by Marie Duffy Pask, choreographer of the internationally-acclaimed ‘Lord of the … Read More

Marsham Court Hotel invites couple battling cancer for Christmas

Bournemouth’s Marsham Court Hotel will play Santa to a couple facing cancer this Christmas, gifting them for a four-night full board festive package with all the trimmings. The award-winning hotel in Russell-Cotes Road has joined a host of local businesses which have responded to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF) Secret Santa appeal. The appeal, which launched this month (December), asked … Read More

Coleman Insurance Brokers is ‘Secret Santa’ for families battling cancer

Coleman Insurance Brokers has become a ‘Secret Santa’ for Dorset families facing cancer this Christmas. The company, based in Poole, is the first business to donate to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF), Secret Santa appeal. The appeal, which launched this month (December), is asking for donations to enable local families facing cancer to buy festive food and gifts. CEO Steven … Read More

Schoolgirl reaches out to her elderly neighbours – with coffee and cake

When nine-year-old Neve Dodds became concerned about older people in her village becoming lonely, she put on her apron and threw them a coffee morning. The plucky junior baker from Cattistock near Dorchester booked the village hall and enlisted her friends and family to help her cook up a feast of sweet treats. She also decided to use the coffee … Read More