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St. Michael’s Middle School: “Absence” Makes the School Grow Stronger

Rehearsed in COVID-safe classrooms over the last few weeks, over 600 pupils aged between ten and 13 have learnt the melody and the lyrics as part of their music lessons. They have been able to showcase their skills, gain confidence and contribute to a great cause. Whilst the song title suggests otherwise, the actual meaning of it is quite the opposite of absence. It's all about presence, the importance of caring for the people we love even if we can't be close to them this year.

Children’s Charity Moves Online to Support Young Carers in Bournemouth

Research suggests that young carers have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. With much of the country still under coronavirus restrictions, organisations...

Signed Brian May Guitar Up for Auction for Pop 4 Diabetes

Brian May and Anita Dobson have donated a signed BMG Red Special guitar to local charity Pop 4 Diabetes. All to raise money and...

Two Poole Residents Help to Fight COVID-19 on the Frontline

Sarah told us how she “saw that there was a cohort of people who were anxious about going out to get shopping or prescriptions and so on.” This inspired the team to band together with others in the community who wanted to help. Working to ensure those most at risk in the community were reassured that their needs could be met. With a true sense of community spirit, they have achieved this...

Local Trio Raise £1,200 for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Three local lads undertook a mammoth hike around the Isle of Wight to raise an amazing amount for the Crohn's and Colitis UK charity... A...

Boo Eaton, Founder: Letters of Support

Since 2018, Harriet "Boo" Eaton has written over 300 letters through her project Letters of Support, to anyone struggling with mental health. Here, she explains more about her inspiration, procedure, and future plans for her project...

Liam Ulla, Founder: The Coacoara Foundation

I have always wanted to own a charity, or something that can give back, throughout my life, and be there when I’m not here as well. Last year, I was approached to do ‘Mr Dorset’, which means that you represent Dorset for England, and if you win you then represent England for the world. I met a lady who gave me the inspiration to really push for what I want, what I believe in and what I could do, and to set up the foundation...

Lewis-Manning Announces Virtual Gardening Competition

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched a Virtual Glorious Gardens competition this week in a bid to find some hidden treasures across Dorset. It's open to everyone, so if you’re proud of your patch -- big or small -- why not give it a go?

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