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Alison Bennett 60th Birthday Appeal for Weldmar Hospicecare


On the 24th of February I will be 60, I am so grateful to reach this mile stone as many of my dearest friends didn’t make it.

During my lifetime I have tried my best whenever possible to make a difference, to help wherever I can to make our community better.
To be aware and address people’s needs, to get people together and give opportunities for song, dance and laughter.

As we try to recover from a global pandemic and are gripped by a cost of living crisis it is the local charities that suffer most as they have a much smaller area of supporters.

This is why I want to make a collection for the Weldmar Hospicecare in celebration of my being 60.

If you feel you would like to support the appeal please make cheques payable to Weldmar Hospicecare or put some cash into an envelope clearly marked Weldmar Donation and post to 3 Rye Hill Close Bere Regis.

Your gift is more than just a donation. It allows Weldmar Hospice among many other  things to:


    Provide the very best care to ensure patients are as comfortable and pain free as possible
    Create special memories with patients and their loved ones
    Add life to patients’ last days


Pop In Place News February 2023

Pop In Performers says a big thank you for Supporting our Christmas production!

The Pop In Performers Staged three brilliant Christmas shows thank you to everyone who came along and supported them. Unfortunately I was unable to take part due to flu but I was so proud of Julie and Ruth who took the reins and led the group into three very successful performances.
We also raised £300 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

The Performers group are now working on the summer production” The Jungle King” that will be Staged 15th 16th 17th June

If you are 6 years old or older and want to join please telephone Alison 01929 472023  to check we still have spaces, new children very welcome.

We would also welcome an extra helper too.

Pop In Place Community Café Bere Regis, Be brave and take that step…

Every Friday morning from 10 am until 12 noon we are at the Community Café at the Village Hall North Street to welcome everyone who walks through the door.

We also welcome new volunteers to help on our team for serving the drinks and  helping at events.

Call the Team Leader Alison 01929 472023 for more details.


Pop In Place Work shop and Repair Shop

A variety of bird boxes and planters are for sale call in on Friday morning to see them

We are a small group meeting  on Friday mornings and do some wood work, making bird boxes, bug hotels and planters etc, we also do a lot of talking and drinking coffee.
We have completed and refurbished the table tennis table and that is available for people to play a game.
If you are interested in coming along and doing any of the above or your own small project, call in and see us  you will be very welcome.


Pop In Place Movement to Music (fun filled exercise classes for older or less able)

Thank you to Julie Lye who has been running this group for some time, and is now moving on to do other things, but she is handing the group  over to the very capable hands of  Lucy Cruickshank who will be starting on Monday 30th January at a new time of 11am until 11.45 at the Upper Hall.
Come along and see what it’s all about or phone our secretary Lyn Simmonds for more information 01929 471528


Blankets for Bere

The Pop In Place is building a stock of lovely hand- made blankets that our ladies are knitting for the colder weather. 
If you are able to help with this we would welcome either squares double knit wool on 4mm needles cast on 24 stiches and do 48 rows  or a completed finished item.

If you would like one of these free of charge just get in touch.
The Pop In Place is committed to helping the local community in crisis so please do get in touch they are available to anyone who is struggling with heating costs.


Pop In Place Food Crisis Support

The Pop In Place have a Food Crisis Project.
We have gained some limited funding to provide one off crisis packs for people in the Parish in a critical situation, with no food.

We ask for donations of money, rather than food so that we can be very specific about what is put into the packages, ensuring it is of most use.

If you need this service please email popinplace@gmail.com in confidence, and we will help.


Up and coming events at the Pop In Place

Good Friday 7th April Easter Bonnet parade and egg Raffle 10am – 12noon

Friday 5th May Coronation Party cream tea 2pm -4pm