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Putting small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight.

Local Charities Day

Local Charities Day will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas. To find out more please click this link to an online PDF that will tell you more about it. http://dcmsblog.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LocalCharitiesDay2016.pdf

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Bournemouth International Centre becomes first UK venue to earn AIPC Gold

01 December 2016, Bournemouth, UK – Bournemouth International Centre is the first major event venue in the UK to be awarded AIPC Gold certification. It joins a group of just 29 world class, AIPC-certified venues in continental Europe, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, Canada and the US. AIPC is the International Association of Convention Centres. It […]

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Bournemouth café seek gift donations for families affected by domestic abuse

  Flirt Café Bar in Bournemouth’s Triangle is helping to bring some festive cheer to victims of domestic abuse this Christmas by asking customers and members of the public to donate a gift to go under the tree in its premises. The owners of Flirt, Peter Moody and Rob Hazell, are once again supporting local […]

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AFC Bournemouth support Wave 105’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas 2017

AFC Bournemouth is proud to support Wave 105’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal 2017. Wave 105’s Cash For Kids Mission Christmas appeal aims to raise as many toys as possible which are then distributed to disadvantaged local children within the Wave 105 region, where there are 88,000 children currently living in poverty. Supporters of […]

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AFC Bournemouth revamp Vitality Stadium dugouts alongside Marshall BMW

AFC Bournemouth have completed a dugout revamp at Vitality Stadium, which made its first showing at the Cherries’ home game with Liverpool.  The dugout has brand new seats for the first team staff and substitutes of both clubs, which have been supplied and sponsored by Marshall BMW.  Marshall BMW, formerly known as Ridgeway BMW, were […]

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Five-star academy celebrates jobs accolade

FIVE STARS: Avonbourne Trust has been awarded a five-star charter for how well it prepares its students for employment. Trust CEO, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, celebrates the award with a team of entrepreneurial students – team Project Emerge. Project Emerge will be entering its business, in which it raises funds to give loans to entrepreneurs in developing […]

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Festive cheer for children affected by domestic abuse

A fundraising and Domestic Abuse fundraising event hosted recently by Safer Poole Partnership in Poole Town Centre proved to be a huge success, with the team managing to collect a huge selection of donated presents, which will go directly to BCHA’s Women’s Refuge and outreach service users and children. The free event, which took place […]

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‘Unique’ hotel thanks firms for coming to its aid  

A UNIQUE hotel which offers holiday retreats for cancer patients and people with life threatening illnesses has thanked two Dorset businesses for coming to its aid.  The Grove in Bournemouth is owned and operated by the Christchurch-based charity, Macmillan Caring Locally. The 30-room hotel, which runs on a not-for-profit basis, opened in 2011 and also […]

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Dorset’s biggest private landlord has taken on seven apprentices this academic year – more than ever before.

They are all on day-release or at night school studying for qualifications in plumbing, electrical installation, plastering and carpentry.  DWP Housing Partnership has about 3,000 tenants and its maintenance team is responsible for the repairs and upkeep of the growing housing stock.  Through investment in its 110 strong workforce, DWP’s staff have received training and […]

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