Third Thursday of every month Rough Diamonds - A Writers' Event. Third Thursday of every month, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Lovitaly, I Market Place, Ringwood BH24 1AN. £5 on the door (concessions £3), all proceeds to Macmillan Caring Locally. Bring your own poems, prose or short stories to read, or just come to listen. There will be a featured talk by a published writer every month. For more information contact Andrena Yeats

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week Tri-Active Exercise Project. View the POSTER for more details.

We have a variety of events that are happening throughout the year. Here are a selection of what is coming up.


01 January Christchurch Life Saving Club New Year's Day Charity Dip. Join us at Friar's Cliff Christchurch (next to the Beach Hut Cafe) for a refreshing dip in the sea in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally. Registration is at 11.30am and the dip is at 12.00.

20 February Barolo Charity Dinner. Join us for an evening of Italian fine food at Barolo in Bournemouth. All monies collected from the set menu and drinks will be donated to Macmillan Caring Locally. Set menu price £20.00. For more information go here

25 March Charity Fundraiser at Christchurch Conservative Club. Live music, fun auction, free entry, 8pm until late.

31 March / 01 April After Eight returns (in fond memory of Jean Hancock). 7.30 pm start at Kinson Community Centre. A great evening full of song and loads of laughs along the way. For more information and to book tickets go here.

01 April Sue's JOGLE Cycle Challenge. After a massive cycle challenge of Austria to Christchurch Dorset in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally, Sue is setting off on a cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End. You can read all about her past trips, her upcoming challenge and how to support her, on her blog here

08 April Go Carolyn! Carolyn Emsley is celebrating her Golden Wedding Anniversary with a skydive and raising funds for the new Macmillan Unit building. To find out more and to support her brave challenge click here

23 April Virgin London Marathon. We regret that we have no golden bond places left for this event.

28 April Fundraising event in memory of John Wetton of the band Asia. 10am to 2pm at David Lloyd Leisure Ringwood. Merchandise for auction. For more information contact Annie on 01425 650447.

28 April Charity Dinner and Auction at the Kings Arms Christchurch. £30 per person with £5 from each ticket going to our charity.

06/07 May Christchurch Food Festival. Read all about this popular event here.

28 May Wessex Car Show at Breamore House Park near Fordingbridge, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Hosted by Dorset Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club. Arena entertainment, Birds of Prey display, Live music, gift and craft stalls.

16 June The Bournemouth Invitation XI vs The Lashings All-Stars at Chapel Gate Bournemouth. Squad includes Tino Best, Devon Malcolm and Gordon Greenidge. Gates open at 2pm match starts at 4pm. For more information and for sponsorship and table packages go here

15 July Verwood Afternoon Townswomen's Guild presents The Entertainers in "Murder in the Roaring 20's", a charity murder mystery play at The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Tickets are £14.00 to incluse a 3 course supper and coffee (please bring your own drinks and glasses). Tickets are available from our office on 01202 477628. 20's costumes optional.

01 September The annual Sarah Green Golf Tournament at Iford Golf Club. For more information GO HERE

07 - 08 October Bournemouth Marathon, half Marathon, 10k, 5k and junior race. If you would like to take part in this event and raise funds for Macmillan Caring Locally please GO HERE

25 December The 10th Macmillan White Christmas Dip takes place at 10.30 a.m. to the right of Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth. Why not join us in fancy dress and have a dip in the sea on Christmas Day? All proceeds to Macmillan Caring Locally. To find out all the details, see photos and videos of past Dips and to register, please go to our dedicated web site click here

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