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Carnival Float Shipped To Hospice Fete

Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

2:01pm 23rd August 2012

An award winning carnival float's being preserved as a focal point for fundraising for a hospice in Dorchester.

The boat shaped float by the Let's Make it community group, is being shipped to the grounds of the Weldmar Hospice ahead of their fundraising fete next month.

The vessel will 'sail' on the back of a Travis Perkins trailer this afternoon, which carried it through this year's carnival for Charities and Communities till it 'docks' in its new home in Herringston Road.

Julie Hursthouse, Let`s Make it community group – project leader said “This is fantastic use of the materials, and we are so happy that Weldmar accepted our offer of the ship.  It means that so many more people will get to see the fantastic gallon, that was built by my husband and members of the community.  Also, the large fish, mermaid, treasure chests and maps, that were made by other volunteers are being used to decorate the 360 dome that is being used for the Paralympics, so every single thing we made is being re used which is wonderful! I am so proud of all of our volunteers and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved.  Many of the items were made by adults with learning disabilities who attend Southill Day centre and they really enjoyed helping us with this project”

Angie Gould – Synergy Housing Community Development officers, who funded the project said “ I am delighted that the ship and other items are being re used and have some form of legacy.”

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