Vene­tian-theme for Ju­lia’s House

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The staff of Ju­lia’s House Chil­dren’s Hos­pice have cel­e­brated the re­lease of tick­ets for their Vene­tian-themed Sum­mer Ball by tak­ing part in a photo shoot at Can­ford School.

Wear­ing ball gowns, masks and suits do­nated to the char­ity’s flag­ship su­per­store in Creek­moor, Laura Tillings, Chantelle Shave and Mar­cus Alldrick demon­strated how glam­orous Vene­tian styling can be achieved on a shoe­string bud­get us­ing preloved cloth­ing and char­ity shop ac­ces­sories.

The Vene­tian Ball takes place in the grounds of Can­ford School on Satur­day 27 June, where guests can en­joy Belli­nis on the lawn, be­fore head­ing into a stun­ning mar­quee for a sparkling night of fine din­ing and danc­ing.

Cor­po­rate Fundrais­ing Man­ager,

Linda Schofield-Green com­mented:

“The Ju­lia’s House Vene­tian Car­ni­vale is an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a spe­cial event in a truly stun­ning lo­ca­tion. All the usual fea­tures of a Ju­lia’s House Ball will be there, in­clud­ing our silent auc­tion and present wall – plus a few sur­prises!

All the money raised from this event will go to­wards sup­port­ing the fam­i­lies of lo­cal chil­dren with life-lim­it­ing con­di­tions. Tick­ets are on sale now, with spon­sor­ship and VIP op­tions avail­able. To book tick­ets visit ju­ and click on Get In­volved or call 01202 644220.

The Asian hor­net will eat all kinds of pol­li­na­tors, but their favourite food is hon­ey­bees. With your help, Dorset Coun­cil want to stop this in­va­sive species in its tracks this year. In early spring the queens come out of hi­ber­na­tion and start lay­ing eggs in their nests in towns and the coun­try­side.

About the size of a wasp, with an or­ange band on the fourth seg­ment of their ab­domen, Asian hor­nets have yel­low legs, an or­ange face, and their wings are slightly longer than their body. Dorset Coun­cil are ask­ing that any sight­ings of this non-na­tive species are re­ported to alert­non­na­ with de­tails of the lo­ca­tion and a photo of the in­sect. A sea­sonal bee in­spec­tor will come and ver­ify the sight­ing and call in a team to erad­i­cate the nest.


A piece of lo­cal Wimborne his­tory was re­cently re­turned to the town. A copy of the Ord­nance Sur­vey Map dated 1888, fea­tur­ing many long-gone lo­cal land­marks in­clud­ing the Wimborne Work­house, Rail­way Sta­tion and sev­eral town brew­eries, hung in the Es­tate Of­fice at Kingston Lacy be­fore be­ing dis­posed of in 1981. For­mer Coun­try­side War­den, David Smith spot­ted this trea­sure and saved it from the scrap heap, safely stor­ing it in his gra­nary.

In 2018 David gifted the 1888 map to East Dorset Her­itage Trust in the hope that it could be dis­played in their HQ at Al­len­dale House. A chance visit by friend of the Trust, Peter Russell who went on to fund and or­gan­ise this resto­ri­a­tion pro­ject - en­abled con­ser­va­tion work to be car­ried out by Jenny Barnard at the Dorset His­tory Cen­tre, and ex­pert mount­ing and fram­ing by Wes­sex Pic­tures. Vis­i­tors can now view this his­toric map (ac­cess per­mit­ting) dur­ing Al­len­dale House’s reg­u­lar open­ing hours. Find out more at

Some of the Ju­lia’s House team in their Vene­tian Car­ni­vale cos­tumes at Can­ford School

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