Wimborne in Bloom Charities Fair raises over £4,000 for Charity

The sun shone for the third year in succession for the Grand Charities Fair organised by Wimborne in Bloom and held on Armistice Day Saturday 11th November.

Visitors flocked into the Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne
from the moment the Fair was opened at 10.00am by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs
Diann March supported by the Town Crier Chris Brown.

21 Charities and Organisations, manning 32 tables took part in the Fair
which  raised over £4,000 for the various causes they represented. Stalls
included those raising money for Save the Children, Dorset and Somerset Air
Ambulance,  Friends of Victoria Hospital and  Green Cottage Riding for the
Disabled, one of the two charities being supported by the Mayor during her
Mayoral Year.  Wimborne in Bloom had a successful table with three Hampers
as prizes. Entrance was free, courtesy of Wimborne in Bloom, but the public
generously donated over £170 on the door.

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom and on behalf of the Committee
said, “after all the recent bad weather, and more still to come, Wimborne in
Bloom’s Charities Fair was held in lovely clear weather which encouraged
many out from their homes to wander around the 21 Charities selling their
wares.  The footfall in the Allendale was steady all day from opening to
closing and  those taking part did well on their sales from the generosity
of Wimborne folks!  Thank you all who made it such a success.”

Wimborne in Bloom will be showing their flag again at the Save the Children
Parade through Wimborne on Saturday 9th  December and then the first event
of the New Year will be the Annual Wine and Wisdom Fun Quiz Evening. This
will take place on Leap Years Day Thursday 29th February 2024 in the
Allendale Centre when teams of six will pit their wits against each other to
try and win the coveted Eco-Composting Shield.

Next year’s Charities Fair has also been booked for Saturday 9th November.
Full details of all our events can be seen on our website;

The Town Mayor Cllr Mrs Diann March and the Town Crier Chris Brown visit the Wimborne in Bloom table with its hampers as prizes. Members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee in attendance.
An overview of the stalls and the visiting Public