Venetian-theme for Julia’s House
HAVE YOU SEEN AN ASIAN HORNET?
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 juliashouse.org 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 email@example.com 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.
LOST PIECE OF WIMBORNE HISTORY RESTORED TO THE TOWN
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 edht.org.uk
Some of the Julia’s House team in their Venetian Carnivale costumes at Canford School