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Garden Expert Tamsin Westhorpe Helps Raise over £900 for Wimborne Community Garden

23rd October 2023|

It may feel like Autumn has only just begun but it’s already time for gardeners to prepare for spring! RHS Chelsea judge Tamsin Westhorpe, author and gardening expert shared her knowledge and experience to help budding local gardeners get ready for the warmer months. In a special evening hosted at Beaucroft College, on the 10th October, top gardening tips

Wimborne Community Garden Win Overall Winner in the Largest Horticultural Campaign in the Region

16th October 2023|

Wimborne Community Garden were awarded gold, overall winner and outstanding at the South and South East in Bloom Awards. The awards are the largest horticultural campaign in the region and involve hundreds of communities each year. 17 volunteers from Wimborne Community Garden went to RHS Garden Wisley on Friday 29th September. They enjoyed the impressive gardens in

Wimborne Food Bank Family Fun Day 2023

24th August 2023|

Having been postponed from a very soggy Coronation weekend, the Wimborne Food Bank Family Fun Day 2023 bounced back with more family fun than ever!  Over 250 people joined the Food Bank for the free event. Sharon, Wimborne Food Bank Manager, explained: “We recognise that the summer is an added pressure for families. At a time when food

Volunteers’ Week: 1 – 7 June 2023

31st May 2023|

“You are the lifeblood of all that we do” – Alistair Doxat-Purser, CEO 285 volunteers enable us to run 5 Food Banks, our CMA debt advice and budget service, SMILE lone parent families project and support for those moving on from homelessness, addiction and prison via our Arch programme. Many of you who give your time have

Wimborne Community Garden Grand Opening – 30 April 2023

24th April 2023|

Established in 2022 by the local community, Wimborne Community Garden is nestled within the grounds of Beaucroft Foundation School. Over the last year the land has been transformed into a sheltered space with raised beds, fruit trees and plenty of fruit and vegetable patches: a space for the community to come together, share skills and grow food. A quarter

Easter Reflection: I wasn’t expecting that!

6th April 2023|

Thank you to Alistair, our CEO, for our Easter reflection: Imagine that you had never heard of the Easter story: you read of crucifixion, the preferred and deadly effective deterrent of the day: Jesus tortured, made to carry a splinter-full and awkward cross, and hung on it in the heat of the day. But then you read on…

Easter Holidays Free or Low Cost Activities

17th March 2023|

As spring is fighting its way through the wintry weather, the Easter holidays are rapidly appearing on the horizon. We have therefore put together another list of free or very low cost activities which will help you to enjoy the Easter Holidays without the stress of adding too much to the budget. Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) The

February Half-term – free or low cost kids activities in Dorset

3rd February 2023|

“What are we doing today?” is often the question dreaded by parents in the school holidays. With the double challenge of finding entertainment that doesn’t break the budget, we are well aware that the February half-term may feel daunting. From coding, building a bug hotel to a free family film club - we have put together a list

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