The Pop In Place are holding an arts and craft workshop with the talented Darrel Wakelam on Friday the 17th August from 10am until 12 noon this is free of charge for children 5 years old and upwards but it is important to book in as we have a limited number of places available. UPDATE… 6th August:- Still a few places available………. book now to avoid disappointment. To book your child a place telephone Ruth Hughes.
Bere Regis Open Gardens Sunday 15th July until 5pm… We are all very much looking forward to Open Gardens Day and we have 9 beautiful Village gardens open to the public this time, the programmes are £4 each this will gain you access into all 9 gardens. Children are free. Thanks go to Ron for his help with the map and to the Royal Oak Bere Regis for sponsoring the printing costs. We also have a fantastic Garden Raffle with a Garden seat as the top prize and lots of other really great surprises too. There will be refreshments homemade cakes served in the upper Hall all day, and a bric a brac and books stalls also a glass jar tombola and a garden game. In the foyer we have Lynn Fancy Olympic Torch Bearer with The Olympic Torch a wonderful historic opportunity to have a photo taken with the torch for a small fee of £1 to the charity. In the Lower room Julie Lye will have the 1950’s Exhibition and some footage from the Coronation, this is free of charge and a very interesting look at the Queen and the 1950’s. All we need now is your support for this event that is in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Thank you to everyone who supported Bere Regis Open Gardens… Very many thanks to everyone who supported Bere Regis Open Gardens and to everyone who helped by baking cakes donating items for the stalls and the raffle. Thank you to Lynn Fancy who brought along the Olympic Torch that generated a lot of interest. Thank you to Julie for setting up the 1950’s Exhibition that was so enjoyed by all who viewed it.Thank you to all the team who work so hard and to all the outside team too. Very special thanks to the nine people who opened their private gardens to the public without them we don’t have an event. After a most enjoyable day the total of £800 was raised for The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, good job well done.
Some facts about the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance… The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance receive no direct Government or National Lottery funding. They rely on the generosity of the public to help them raise the £1.4 million a year it costs to keep flying. On average, they attend 3-4 incidents a day, however this number significantly increases during the summer months. They can be anywhere within the two counties in under 19 minutes of an emergency call.