The RVS wishing tree visits Sturminster

Our Wish Tree – When COVID struck we had to put so much of our activity on hold, as did every one. To speed recovery we decided to create a wishing tree that would let our readers and fellow team members post small wishes that we could help come true. Our little Wish Tree which was created during Lockdown by our Home Library Service Volunteers (HLVs) who asked their readers and fellow team members for their wishes after lockdown – through this not only was our Tree created but also a small publication of musings which we have distributed to all readers and HLVs – I’m pleased to report that the majority of wishes have been met – visits to hairdressers, being able to see family and a limited number of friends, even nails painted to name just a few. We now need the kindness to all to continue ad infinitum.

Our tree is currently appearing in Kutting Station (Hairdresser) in Sturminster Newton from there following a quarantine period it will move to Holebrooks the butcher and we hope after that our very own library in Stur and maybe later into the Exchange so watch all spaces where you will be able to read the wishes but please do not touch the tree it is very fragile.  Our thanks go to all outlets who display our Tree and wishes in a small space.

For information on receiving a Home Library Service delivery of books or talking books free of charge or how to volunteer please contact:-

Dorchester RVS Hub Office Tel No.: 01305 236 666

Carey Pearce Local Volunteer Co-ordinator – 07423 471019 or Email:

[email protected]

or Maria Jacobson Home Library Service Manager –

[email protected]


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Royal Voluntary Service – Home Library Service

September 2020