Dementia in Sturminster
Volunteering in Sturminster It never fails to amaze me how many people in Sturminster are giving their time energy and often
SERO ( Latin for join together) is a group of 15 or so ladies who have been going for over 10 years running charity activities to raise money primarily for Julia’s House the hospice that cares for life limited children and as importantly their parents and siblings.
In the last 10 years SERO has raised over £100000 for their chosen charity. Events have ranged from their famous Xmas fair at the Exchange, posh dinners for ladies and partners that lunch, music and drama at Hinton St Mary and running a cafe and soft drinks stall at the cheese festival.
Last week they put on a lunch for 50 at Springhead. It was a great fun event that raised another £1500 for Julia’s House.
I attended and they made it look effortless easy fun. But on digging a little deeper you quickly find out that it really is a serene swan paddling ever faster underwater to keep things afloat. The lunch involved all 15 members in two full days of effort. Setting up the venue, selling the tickets (No mean feat these days), cooking the 4 course meal, organising a bar, a stall of beautiful craft items and then after their guests have gone returning Springhead to the condition they found it in.
At every occasion they run a fabulous raffle of homewares and drinks. A highlight of this event was a presentation by Springhead Trustee Director Ed Parker of his photo history of Springhead and Fontmell, oh and an auction of a one-night stay in the historic and recently renovated apartment.
The lake at Springhead, photo by Ed Parker
Ladies, we know how much your efforts are appreciated by Julia’s House. We would like to add our congratulations too.
If you are interested to know more about SERO? Contact Julie Little by email on [email protected]