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South Ferndown Residents Association


Rights of Way Volunteers Needed – Stour Valley Way, 27th August 10:30am

A message from Councillor Mandy Willis

Following the great success we had clearing the Stour Valley Way back in July, plans are afoot to tackle another of our local Rights of Way. On Tuesday the 27th August a group of Rights of Way volunteers organised by our Dorset Council Rangers Team will be clearing the footpath which runs alongside The Kings Arms and leads to Longham Lakes.

The Rangers will supply tools, gloves, tea and biscuits and will supervise the work. The group will start at 10:30 and finish at 3pm.

 If you are able to spare some time and would like to be involved please email so that we can make sure we have enough tools for everyone.

 P.S. if you are aware of a local public footpath or right of way that’s in need attention please let me know.


Project Hope – Dorset

Project Hope. Royal Marsden Hospital certificateProject Hope – Dorset is a volunteer organisation. We aim to bring comfort to teenagers diagnosed with all forms of cancer. We are part of the Youth Cancer Trust at Tracy Anne House, Westbourne and provide handmade patchwork quilts.

The quilts become family heirlooms and can be handed down through generations, passing on their message of hope and love.

We have volunteers who meet regularly to design and create quilts, which are then distributed to charities and organisations within the local area, to bring a smile to those dealing with challenges to their lives.

Project Hope – Dorset’s aim is to let each recipient know that someone cares, and the quilt can provide warmth and colour during difficult times.

We have been working with Youth Cancer Trust for a number of years and distribute dozens of quilts each year to hospitals throughout the country and to Tracy Ann House itself.

Project Hope Quilts
Embroidered Quilts by Project Hope