Successful coffee morning held


10th July 2019

Coffee morning – Saturday 7 July 2019

Dorchester Poverty Action held a coffee morning on Saturday 7 July 2019 in the United Church hall, which was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Dorchester, David Taylor.  As always, it was a very cheerful and busy event.  A very big thank you to all who donated items for the stalls and those who came along to buy them.  Thank you too to everyone who helped on the day, when a grand total of £549.85 was raised, which will go towards Dorchester Poverty Action’s work helping those in the community who are in need.

Dorchester Deputy Mayor David Taylor launched Dorchester Poverty Action’s new website last Saturday at their fundraising coffee morning.  The local charity helps local people at times of financial crisis through referrals by local professionals. Dr Margaret Barker Chairman said  “A grant of £200 can make the difference between a local family being evicted or someone getting into a spiral of debt.”

The charity set up nearly 30 years ago has been working with people living in DT1 and DT2  by giving grants of up to £200, sometimes as quickly as the same day.    There is no paperwork, but individuals do need to be referred.  At Christmas the charity gives out £5,000 worth of Co-op vouchers to help local people through a variety of agencies.

The coffee morning raised nearly £600 to continue providing these grants.  If you would like to donate or find out more about the charity go to their new website

A fundraising cream tea is planned in Puddletown in September. 


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