1. Martin Clunes and Buckham Fair to aid Air Ambulance

    February 12, 2014 by Tracy

    Buckham FairWe are absolutely delighted to announce that Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance are to be the beneficiaries of this year’s highly acclaimed Buckham Fair which takes place on Sunday August 17th 2014.

    We were fortunate enough to work with Martin, Philippa and their organising committee back in 2011 where the event raised a staggering £34,000 for the Charity.

    Buckham Fair 3Buckham Fair began in 2008.  After moving to their farm in 2007, Martin and Philippa bought a new plot of land, one of the few pieces of flat land in Beaminster.  They realised that the land would be perfect to hold an old-fashioned type Fair, perfect for the community to have fun and also raise money for local charities.  In fact, they since found out that there is an Ancient Charter that allows the holder of the land to hold a Fair each year!Buckham Fair 2

    Keen horse, pony and dog lovers, they also wanted to include a small pony and dog show.  The classes in both have grown year on year and now the schedule is packed full and the Fair has grown bigger and better!

    To date, it has raised over £112,000 for local charities.

    We really can’t wait for this year’s event and hope many of our supporters will join us on the day.  To find out more Dog Stopinformation on the event and how you can get involved, visit: www.buckhamfair.co.uk

     


  2. Weymouth International Beach X – Feb 22/23rd

    February 6, 2014 by Tracy

    Weymouth International Beach XRaising funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, this exciting International event will have top riders from the both Adult & Youth ranks from all over the UK & Europe with machines ranging from 50cc to 700cc riders aged 8 years upward, with several top women riders competing in this new event.

    Racing at Weymouth will be motocross style with short races on the  'Dry Sands'  on this part of the Dorset Coastline.

    100cc Youth Quads, Adult Solos and Adult Sidecar racing will take place on Saturday with the adult Quads and 250cc Youth Quads to follow on the re-vamped course on Sunday + NEW for 2014 the Thundercat Power Boat Demos will be zipping through the sea parallel to the Weymouth Beach!

    Crowds will be able to pack Weymouth Seafront to enjoy the thrills and spills of this unique spectacle for just £5.00 per adult and for children under the age of 16 its FREE .
     
    The beach course when constructed will be approximately one mile long and is designed to test the riders to the limits, reaching speeds of 70 mph, while competitively negotiating 'Bomb Holes', Dare Devil Jumps, Sharp Chicanes and a high speed straight.

    Take a visit to the "Races Pit Area", browse along the motocross trade stalls and enjoy the many seafront attractions, entertainment and hospitality.
     
    The Event is raising funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.  For full details and entry go to: www.weymouthbeachx.co.uk

    You Tube Video Link for IFRAME: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvgjXVCThC8&feature=youtu.be

     


  3. Lester Aldridge Charity Quiz raises over £1,000

    by Tracy

    Lester AldridgeLeading Bournemouth law firm Lester Aldridge has raised over £1000 for their charity of the year, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance at their annual corporate quiz night.

    The quiz night, held on Thursday 30 January at The Village Hotel in Bournemouth, was attended by teams from local companies, including Barclays, Saffery Champness, Bournemouth University, McCarthy & Stone, Handelsbanken, Ceuta Healthcare and HSBC.

    The winning team was from Saffrey Champness (who beat Handelsbanken by just a few points).

    Victoria Jones, Partner and member of the fundraising team at Lester Aldridge, commented: “The Air Ambulance relies solely on donations to raise the £1.7 million a year it costs to keep the helicopter flying. I am delighted that we have managed to raise over £1,000 and would like to thank all of those who made this event such a success.”