Category Archives: Community news

This issue of the Dorchester Voice marks the fifth anniversary of our launch as the town’s very own community magazine.

Every two months we aim to keep you in touch with everything that is going on in your local community. We now print 3,500 copies of the Voice, which you can find in the TIC, together...

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Older people visiting Age UK Dorchester are now sitting pretty again thanks to organisations and individuals who helped raise funds, and everyone who donated their used ink cartridges to the charity’s recycling scheme for their Sitting Pretty Appeal.

Lucy Christian, head of resources and home support, said “We are so grateful to all those people and...

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By Cathie Seigal

Two years ago a group of villagers in Martinstown decided to raise money for a charity called Kennedy’s Disease UK, started by a local friend and neighbour, Kate Hopps.

Kate’s husband Frank had been diagnosed with Kennedy’s, a rare progressive neuromuscular disorder, and the charity is raising money to promote awareness and support research...

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By Sheena Dearness

A speaker with a difference set the scene for an informative morning at the meeting of the February Crossways & Villages U3A.

Dorset-based musician Rick Potter brought along a selection of stringed musical instruments originating from a number of countries.

From a North African lantour made with little more than a broom handle,...

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Men in Sheds is a simple but effective concept, enabling men and women to work together in congenial surroundings doing something they enjoy and feeling the satisfaction of achieving a useful end product.

The Men’s Shed movement started in Australia as a way of preventing isolation for retired or out-of-work men, bringing them together and putting...

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The Friends of Dorset County Hospital group was founded in 1956 to provide ‘comfort and help’ to patients in the old Dorchester Hospital.

Today’s modern hospital is very different, and that original wording now sounds very old fashioned, but the original purpose remains at the core of the organisation.

The ‘Friends’ is a charity and, with the...

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