Dorchester TIC raises money for local charity

Local charity The Hub in Dorchester has received £360 from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre (TIC) staff from money raised at their charity events.

The Hub aims to help prevent and relieve hardship, need and distress amongst those who are homeless and /or sleeping rough in Dorchester and the surrounding area. Fund raising activities included an in store treasure hunt and a Christmas quiz organised by Tourist Information Assistant John Sissons.

Caroline Morrish-Banham, Dorchester Tourist Information Centre Manager said: “Throughout the year we help raise money for local charities. We are delighted with the figure we have raised for The Hub.

“We would like to thank all the many local businesses and suppliers for their generosity in supplying such fabulous prizes. We would also like to thank our many customers for their loyal support.”

Steven Dukes, Project Leader at Bournemouth Churches Housing Association said: “We are really thankful to the tourist information centre for the £360 raised through its Christmas quiz and treasure hunt.

“I would like to thank all the team for their hard work and dedication in helping vulnerable adults in Dorchester.”

The district council’s tourist information centres also sell books, calendars and other West Dorset themed souvenirs that make novel presents for friends or family.

Centres also offer information about events, sell theatre tickets and tokens and can help visitors book accommodation in West Dorset throughout the year.

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