A unique and rare opportunity is upon us. The Dorset Kidney Fund are holding an Antiques Valuation Day, in aid of raising funds to support DKF causes. On the day you can bring along your most treasured items and family heirlooms to gain insight, history and ultimately a price in todays market!
Antiques Roadhsow's very own Paul Atterbury alongside Matthew Denney from Dukes Auctions of Dorchester will be available to give you their professional view and expert opinion.
Date: 4th October 2014
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Tickets Price: £10.00p each
To take advantage of this excellent opportunity please contact committee members Diana Crowder, 01305 834954 or Sue Bithell 01305 269293 to book you tickets and confirm your attendance.
Act now and reserve your place, ticket admission includes, parking, afternoon tea, and space for two items to be valued.
To help support this event please download, print and display the poster below.
Newly released and ready for purchase is the DKF Butterflies and Bugs 2015 Calendar filled with wonderfully detailed images of natures little living wonders this will make a great present or add a touch of colour to your home or office alongside showing your support to the DKF.
All profits go towards helping support the Dorset Kidney Fund.
To order just simply email or telephone (01305 834954) Alan and Diana Crowder stating the quantity you'd like and we'll ensure you are reserved a copy ready for dispatch on receipt of your payment.
Price: £6.00p per Calendar
Copies are limited so act swiftly and we'll ensure you'll receive a copy before they run out.
Hot off the press and ready for release is the new Spring 2014 Newsletter for all DKF supporters. Please click below now to download ad enjoy.
If you would like to be included on our distribution list for future releases, please complete the contact form here supplying your full name and postal or email address.
A big thank you goes out to our editor Alan Crowder and all those who contribute content for continuing to make this happen.
The DKF are running it's famous Easter cake stall in aid of raising funds for the charity at Dorchester hospital. We are in urgent need of more cakes to sell, so please contact us if you fancy baking something delicious for our cause, and of course if your not baking then please drop on by and pick yourself up a little easter treat.
To help publicise please also download and display the poster below.
Date: Thursday 10th April
Venue: Out Patients Department, Dorchester Hospital
Contact Diana Crowder on 01305 834954 to pledge your cakes.
Progress Report : 12 July 2013
Having been unable to participate in the original cycle ride on 9th June, the intention was to ride the same 42 mile course on Sunday 30th June. My son Chris, son-in-law Steve both volunteered to cycle the course with me, and their company and support were very welcome. Young William was keen to ride at least part of the route with his Dad, Uncle and Grandad.
We parked up for the day at Baiter Point on the shores of Poole Harbour and at 9:40 on a bright sunny morning, we threaded our way through the tourists on Poole Quay, over Poole Bridge, through Hamworthy and Lychett Minster, arriving on Wareham Quay after an hours cycling. Wareham is an historic walled market town located between the rivers Frome and Piddle (yes really) and is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. The river at Wareham Quay is tidal and there are regular ferries from Poole
Cycling south out of Wareham, our route took us through woodlands towards Lulworth Castle and skirts the fringes of the army's Lulworth firing ranges. We approached the foot of Whiteway Hill with some trepidation, a 400 foot climb ahead of us. What made it even more forbidding was that a sea mist was shrouding the summit.
Because of his Taekwondo, Steve must have been fitter than the rest of us, (or perhaps he just had a lower bottom gear ratio) but he cycled steadily to the top, where Chris and I (both panting) found him 20 minutes later, fully refreshed.
The reward for reaching the top of the long ridge of the Purbeck Hills was the wonderful swoop down the other side, through Church Knowle and into Corfe Castle. The old castle guards a gap in the line of the hills, and is the only access by road into this part of Dorset. We therefore opted to proceed on foot through the congested narrow streets, until we reached the other side of town where thankfully our route took us away from the main road.
Cycling steadily uphill towards Kingston Hill, we reached the foot of the 300 foot climb to Kingston Village, from where a gentle downhill ride took us through the mist to the pretty Purbeck village of Worth Matravers, having cycled just 25 miles. It felt like much further!
Aimee, Jennifer and young William met us in the car park where they had set up a nice picnic lunch for us. Refreshed after an hour's break, and accompanied now by William, we set off downhill, back into the sunshine and the beautiful panorama of Swanage Bay ahead of us.
Due to the busy main roads, William rejoined the car, whilst we cycled along the promenade, over the Purbeck Hills for the final time, and through Studland.
Approaching the chain ferry 'Bramble Bush Bay' we met up again with the others and William rejoined us for the ferry trip and the ride through Sandbanks, along the shores of Poole Harbour, through Poole Park and back to Baiter.
Altogether, on the warmest day of the year, we had cycled 42 miles of beautiful Dorset, in about 5 hours. So far the total raised is £486 plus Gift Aid, in support of the Dorset Kidney Fund.
Thanks to everybody for their valued contributions, especially to Aimee for the picnic and her support, and of course to Chris, Steve and William for cycling with us.
There is one more cycle ride later this year, which will be the New Forest Cycle Ride on 15th September, so we are keeping the Just Giving pages going until then, should any more contributions be forthcoming.
Thanking everyone again for their support,