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.

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.

Funeral group expands its free bereavement service

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors has expanded its free bereavement group sessions to a further three branches. Such have been numbers attending its Ferndown meetings that they now also take place in Swanage, Wareham and Blandford.

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.