Weymouth SEA LIFE to bring marine life to
Wareham at free event - April 27th, 2018
SEA LIFE Adventure Park is teaming up with Wareham & District
Development Trust to bring marine life to the town for the
first time this spring.
SEA LIFE will debut its mobile interactive
rock pool at a free event on Friday, April 27 at the
Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden based at the rear of
Wareham Library. Members of the community are invited
to the garden from 11am-3pm to learn all about the
micro-habitat full of interesting creatures from Weymouth SEA
LIFE’s experts. Guests will also be given the opportunity to
interact with sea anemone, starfish and crabs that live in the
Mutton-Mcknight, general manager of Weymouth SEA LIFE, said:
“We are pleased to be given the opportunity to join forces
with the Wareham & District Development Trust to bring our
mobile interactive rock pool to Wareham for the first time. We
are looking forward to educating attendees about the creatures
that live in rock pools and the habitat which they live in.”
John Scott, development manager of Wareham & District
Development Trust, added: “Since the community garden launched
last year, we are thrilled that the space is being used in
this way to bring the community and schools together to learn
about the marine life which lives at Weymouth SEA LIFE.
are excited to be working with Weymouth SEA LIFE on this
complimentary community event. It is our way of giving back to
the fundraisers who helped us transform the once neglected
space into this revitalised community garden, exhibition and
Weymouth SEA LIFE is the home to more than
1,000 creatures with 13 different zones containing penguins,
sharks, turtles and stingrays. Guests are invited to learn all
about these creatures which live in and around the sea and how
we can work together to protect them from harm. Caribbean Cove
is Dorset’s largest outdoor adventure playground and can offer
hours of entertainment along with the park’s Splash Zone.
Daily talks and feeding demonstrations are also held at the
park to further educate guests about the different species
which are present at Weymouth.
www.visitsealife.com/weymouth for more information.
TESCO'S BAGS OF HELP 2018
WDDT NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
Wareham & District Development Trust is bidding to bag a
massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch
its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to
£4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales
in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have
been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are
being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who
they think should take away the top grant.
The Wareham & District
Development Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist.
project is to give Priory Community Meadow, opposite Wareham
Town Quay, a bit of tender loving care with repairs to the
paths, bridges, fences and information boards.
‘Over the past ten years the meadow has
suffered several major floods resulting in damage that now
needs repairing to enable the meadow to be enjoyed by one and
all for another ten years’, says John Scott, Development
Manager, Wareham & District Development Trust. ‘The Bags of
Help funding will go a long way towards all the repairs that
Voting is open in all
Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers will
cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out
in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already
delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the
UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different
groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are
collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco,
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for
January and February. There are some fantastic projects on the
shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in
hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive,
Graham Duxbury, said:
“We’ve been thrilled to see the
diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging
from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens,
play areas and everything in between.
forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then
supporting each group to bring their project to life.”
Funding is available to community groups
and charities looking to fund local projects that bring
benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and
organisations can apply online. To find out more visit
News Update 24th November 2017
A BIG THANK YOU
Thanks to Ball & Socket, Stoborough WI and
the full-house that enjoyed their concert and cakes on
Wednesday 22nd November we have raised over £400
to go towards the purchase of more tables, benches and a bird
table for the Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden
SOME OF OUR
LATEST PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY