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Community Fundraising in Dorset

Dorset Corkers fundraiser for Gully’s Place

Gully’s Place has received a donation of £600 from the Dorchester Corkers.

The funds were raised through a themed wine tasting evening that took place last year at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester and will be used for the upkeep of the unit at Dorset County Hospital.

Gully’s Place supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions from the point of diagnosis, to care in the hospital, at home and within the community.

Each year the event takes on a different theme with last year’s being ‘legends and divas.’ Attendees came in fancy dress and tasted six wines.

Mair Cole and Julia Stewart, both Gully’s Buddies, and members of Ellipse, the ladies community group behind the Dorchester Corkers, were present at the event.

‘Buddies’ are volunteer fundraisers, dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support the unit’s services and suites at Poole Hospital and Dorset County Hospital.

“Gully’s Place has been a favourite charity of ours for many years,” said Mair.

“Representatives of Gully’s Place from the Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital gave us a helping hand us with the clean-up of the event, which was very much appreciated!”

The evening culminated in group’s tradition of singing Sir Edward Elgar’s ‘pomp and circumstance,’ and last year a wonderful rendition of The Beatles ‘all you need is love’ was also sung.

Sarah Lemon, Gully’s Place administrator, said: “This is a wonderful donation that will truly help with the upkeep of the unit. We are really thankful to the Dorchester Corkers for supporting the unit.”

If you’d like to support Gully’s Place by organising a fundraising event or making a donation, please get in touch here.

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