Weldmar's Summer Fete raises more than £20,000

Weldmar's Summer Fete raises more than £20,000

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:28am 17th September 2019.

Weldmar are saying a huge thank you to everyone who attended their Summer Fete on Saturday.

Special guest Martin Clunes helped attract more than 3,000 visitors to the meadow at Weldmar's in-patient unit in Dorchester.

The event was full of games, stalls, food, drink and entertainment.

All the funds raised by the summer fete is going towards the end of life care that Weldmar provides across Dorset - to patients in their own homes and those at Day Services sessions across the county.

martin clunes

Martin Clunes, Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star said:

"It is a special place, run by special people doing a special job and it has been another special day."

Martin spent time visiting patients currently being looked after by the hospice.

Organiser Abi Shirley said:

"I am delighted! Its my first time organising the fete - I'm so happy now that the doors are open and so many people are arriving, we've been blessed with the weather."

weldmar memory trees

Visitors were also invited to remember a loved one by hanging a ribbon on a memory tree.