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Diary for May 2017

20th Spring Barn Dance

Home-Start West Dorset are organising a Spring Barn Dance to be held in the wonderful Ashton Barn in Martinstown on SATURDAY 20 MAY 2017. Music will be provided by local band The Bride Valley Band ...

29th Sherborne CAstle Country Fair

HSWD will be having an information stand and jolly jar stall at the fabulous annual Sherborne Castle Country Fair. If you plan to visit the fair do pop along and see us! Offers of help to man the stand are required along with any miscellenous items for jolly jars. ...

26th Barn Dance a success

The Home-Start West Dorset event organisers did it again! Helen, Nicola and Camilla organised a fantastic evening of classic, rural, country dancing, with a ploughman's supper, last saturday at the stunning gerogian barn on Ashton Farm, Martinstown near Dorchester. Over £1,640 was raised and attendees danced pretty well non-stop for 3 hours to the delightful music from local band, The Bride Valley Band. David Powell their lead musician and caller for the night was enthusiast...

26th Dorchester Mayoress raises 320

THE MAYORESS of Dorchester put her ‘backside in the beans’ to raise money for a good cause. Anita Harries gathered a hoard of attention as she braved the wet weather to dress as a hot dog and sit in a paddling pool of baked beans on Saturday. Sat on the floor on South Street, people stopped by to ask questions and donate money to Home-Start West Dorset, the charity which Anita is hoping to raise a profile for. Anita said: “I just like doing crazy things. It grips pe...