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.
Late Summer Cruise, Sunday 2nd September 2018,
leaving Wareham Quay at 12noon returning at 4pm.
Cruise down the River Frome and out
into Poole Harbour, around all the islands and out to sea a
little if sea-state suitable, and perhaps with a good view of
the Bournemouth Air Festival.
Tickets are £15 available
from Horseys, North Street, Wareham from June onwards, with an
optional extra of fish'n'chips on board for £6
All profits will go towards the upkeep of the Tree of Life &
Laughter Community Garden to the rear of Wareham Library.
News Update 4th April 2018
Wareham & District Development Trust bags
£1,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme
The Wareham & District Development Trust
is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s
Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with
environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from
the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local
community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s
provided more than £48 million to over 13,000 local community
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores
up and down the country and it can now be revealed the Wareham
& District Development Trust has been awarded £1,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the
project, the improvement of Priory Community Meadow, to life.
The Meadow was created ten years ago by
the Trust and its many helpers from neglected land on the
south bank of the River Frome, opposite the Town Quay in
Wareham. Over the years it has suffered from severe flooding
and general wear and tear and is now in need of some tender
loving care. Paths need resurfacing, bridges need
strengthening, ditches need clearing, information boards need
replacing, and lots of trees and bushes need cutting back.
‘The Meadow has been an oasis of peace and tranquillity for
many years, and has won several conservation awards, and the
£1,000 awarded will go a long way to ensuring that the Meadow
maintains its character for a further ten years’, says John
Scott, Development Manager for the Trust.
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community,
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve
been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a
special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the
money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see
the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout
January and February with customers choosing which local
project they would like to get the top award using a token
given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the
chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop.
Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in
each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive,
Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable
local communities up and down the UK to improve the local
spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of
projects that are being funded shows that local communities
have a passion to create something great in their area. We are
pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide
support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
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