Teddy Bears Galore!
Nov09

Teddy Bears Galore!

A kind local resident had a clear out and donated 5 black sacks of teddy bears and other soft toys. Pictured are Davina and Jeanette, volunteers at Dorchester depot, who both spent days cleaning and sprucing them up ready to hand out to the children visiting the warehouse. They had them all around the staff room drying out……it was a genuine ‘Teddy Bears...

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Extra help for Bournemouth depot
Oct02

Extra help for Bournemouth depot

Five volunteers from a local banking firm came for a day to help us sort out a container at the side of the depot. Sara worked with them to completely empty the space and then repack the items we wanted to keep into labelled boxes and also onto shelves. The volunteers from the bank thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we have more space and even found the Christmas decorations to boot...

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Summer BBQ for staff and volunteers
Aug21

Summer BBQ for staff and volunteers

The sun shone for the annual summer bbq held at Dudsbury in August. Volunteers and staff from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester & Poole depots gathered together for one of the favourite events of the year and celebrated with a silly hat competition, lots of food and traditional games. The charity holds several events throughout the year as a way of saying thank you to everyone who contributes their time to help provide our...

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Beach Hut for local children
Jul27

Beach Hut for local children

A local children’s summer activity group requested we make a beach hut to help with the fun and learning planned for the summer, so Jimi, our talented carpenter, put together a fantastic hut from an old wardrobe and parts of a garden shed. Everything to make the beach hut was gifted by generous local residents, though they probably wouldn’t recognise their original donation! The children loved it so much they want it back...

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Bournemouth Volunteer Group of the Year
May27

Bournemouth Volunteer Group of the Year

The volunteers of the Bournemouth depot were thrilled to win this award as a recognition of their efforts throughout the year. The entry gave details of the work over just over 50 volunteers who had given over 49,000 hours over the course of the year doing everything from driving, warehouse work, delivering and installing furniture and electrical items, greeting clients and a whole host of back room functions. Well done everyone – put...

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