Diverse Abilities

Totally Wiped Out Comes to Weymouth and Wimborne

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is excited to be bringing a fun and frantic team building obstacle course to Weymouth and Wimborne this summer. Weymouth will see Totally Wiped Out at Lodmoor Country Park on July 1 and then it will be located in Canford School’s ground on July 2.

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New Year, New You? How to get fit this February!

Do you want to go from couch to 5k, spin-a-day or maybe swim the length of the channel whilst raising money for a good cause? Individuals are encouraged to take part in Dorset Blind Associations fitness challenge this February.

Is your New Years resolution to get fit and lose weight? Dorset Blind Association are running their Fitness February Campaign, now in its 3rd year, which aims to encourage individuals to get fit, lose weight and raise funds for vital services for visually impaired people in Dorset. Participants can get involved in this campaign by getting sponsored to take on a fitness challenge this February in the most creative way they can.

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Diverse Abilities

Free Club for Children with Disabilities

Langside School, a special school for children between two and 19 located in Poole, launched the Caterpillar Club last year with the aim of providing pre-schoolers with disabilities an opportunity for free, fun and friendly play. Nearly a year later, the Caterpillar Club continues to do exactly that and opens its doors every Monday morning from 10am – 11.30am for children across Dorset and Hampshire.

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Sarah Ali Choudhury to appear on Channel 4's Kitchen Rules

Bournemouth based chef Sarah Ali Choudhury to appear on Channel 4 My Kitchen Rules this week.

Sarah Ali is an experienced chef and restaurant manager with an Indian and Caribbean background. Being a mother of four Sarah understands that time is precious. Meals need to be prepared quickly and easily and yet they need to taste delicious!

Sarah was recently selected to compete in a reality cooking show for Channel 4, My Kitchen Rules UK, which is on air during the month of October. The show is split into several parts with Sarah’s main part being aired this week, 17th – 21st of October.

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Driving Lessons Launch in Bournemouth for 10-17s

Creating Safer Young Drivers

-Groundbreaking sessions reduce accidents in newly qualified drivers by more than a half

-Scheme to launch in Dorset for the first time in August

A groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 10-17 year olds has announced it will launch in Bournemouth the scheme’s first venue in Dorset!

 

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Diverse Abilities

Volunteer at Fun Events with Diverse Abilities This Year!

Would you like to come to a fun filled Dorset event and meet new people while helping Diverse Abilities at the same time? Well, why not volunteer at a community event this year? Volunteers receive free entry to the event and once you have finished helping out you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

Fiona Hansford, Corporate and Community Manager, said: “Volunteering gets you out and about; you can meet new people and learn a new skill, while making a difference to Diverse Abilities. It is also great for your CV. We would not be able to achieve everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. So why not be one of the fantastic people who make a difference this year!”

Volunteering duties and roles can vary depending on the type of event, your duties could include manning the stall, bucket collections or running a tombola or games.

If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer with Diverse Abilities, get in touch or visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more. Or call/email Fiona on 01202718266 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Table Top Treasure Preloved Baby and Children’s Sales

Table Top Treasure’s baby and children’s sales are ideal for new or expecting mums that want to invest in baby clothes and toys but do not want to pay high retail prices. Whether you want to buy baby’s first teddy bear, clothing for a newborn or a new crib, you can find a range of baby and infant items at Table Top Treasure's preloved sales.

Here is a comprehensive guide to Table Top Treasure’s upcoming baby and children’s events:

 

April

Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Saturday, 1st April- 10.30am-12pm- St Marks Church, BH10 4HY- A great collection of preloved toys, clothes, equipment and much more at great prices for your little treasures. There will complimentary goody bags for the first forty customers and tasty treats in the tea and coffee lounge.

 

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Table Top Treasure Upcoming Events

Here is a comprehensive list of Table Top Treasure’s upcoming Craft Fairs, Table Top Sales, Ladies Evenings and Pamper Evenings:

 

 

March

Craft Fair- Saturday, 11th March- 2.30pm-4.30pm- Kinson Community Centre, BH10 7LH- If you love handmade craft items then you will love this craft fair.
Buy a handmade gift for Mothers Day or something to brighten up your home after Winter.

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What’s on at The Antelope in Poole?

The Antelope’s Smuggler’s Restaurant offers great events throughout the year, alongside great food and service.

What can you expect at The Antelope during the week?

Quiz Nights every Wednesday

Curry Night every Wednesday

Live acoustic music every Friday 8.30pm

All of our award winning real ale - £2.50 a pint every Monday

Take a look at what events are taking place at The Antelope over the next few months…

 

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Fancy a night out at the Dogs?

Dog Racing in Poole

Poole Greyhounds runs 52 weeks of the year and hosts greyhound races on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of the race, and watching these spectacular dogs as they fly around the course makes for a fantastically fun night out in Poole.

Poole Greyhounds have some fantastic facilities including licensed bars, snack bars, a restaurant and onsite bookmakers.

Poole Greyhounds Opening Times

Tuesdays: 6:30pm (bar and gates) 7:30pm (first race)
Saturday: 6:30pm (bar and gates) 7:30pm (first race)
Open Saturday Afternoons
Sunday: 5pm (bar and gates) 6pm (first race)

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