A first for Shaftesbury Trinity Centre trust and the town of Shaftesbury

On Wednesday afternoon, 23rd September, 2015, HRH the Countess of Wessex will visit the Trinity Hall Project.

On her arrival at the Trinity Centre at 2.05pm with the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, she will meet The Chairman of North Dorset District Council, the Chief Executive of North Dorset District Council, the Mayor and Mayoress of Shaftesbury, the MP for North Dorset, Miss Jo Churchill OBE – Chairman of Shaftesbury Trinity Trust and Mr Brian Watts, Vice Chairman of the Trust and Architect for the Project.

HRH will be escorted to the first floor of Trinity Hall and the Project Plans will be shown to her. She will then meet The Trinity Trustees and the Trust Administrator. Mrs Jenny Merrifield, the Scout Group Leader, will introduce groups of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.
She will also meet Shaftesbury Guides, Brownies and Rainbows and Mrs Sara Jackson, Chairman of Toby’s with Ms Rosie Dawson and a group of young people from the Drop-in Centre.
A DVD of the finished Project will be shown.
Miss Churchill will then escort HRH to the Trinity Day Centre on the ground floor where she will meet staff and clients of the Centre.

The Party will then move to the Trinity Churchyard and Mrs Pam Cruickshank of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, will be presented.

John Parker, Trinity Trustee, will then invite HRH to plant a young lime tree as an addition to the historic Lime Tree Walk.

The Mayor of Shaftesbury, Cllr Richard Tippins, will escort HRH from Trinity into the High Street and the Town Hall where HRH will meet school children from four local schools.

The Mayor will then escort HRH to Park Walk and to the Rose Garden where members of local community groups will be presented.

Julia Watts will present a bouquet of flowers
At approx. 3.30pm the Mayor and Miss Churchill will take their leave.
HRH departs by car with the Lord Lieutenant.

Success at the Trinity Casino Night

Trinity Casino photo with cheque

100 people gathered at the Coppleridge to enjoy a wonderful meal, play on the gaming tables, take part in a Silent Auction as well as a major Auction and round it all off with a disco. Trinity Trustee, Trudie Stanley, and her friends and fellow co-ordinators Susan Southey and Shirley Allum made sure that everyone was made welcome and the whole evening went without a hitch. ‘Planning an event like this, says Trudie, has taken a lot of time and effort but the result was worth all the hard work. The money raised will go toward the major project now under way with Shaftesbury Trinity Trust and the 1st Shaftesbury Scout Group with the aim of installing a lift to the first floor of the Centre, upgrading the whole area and, for the first time, in 35 years, making it available and accessible to the whole community. We would like to thank all those that helped especially the companies and organisations listed below for their generous support without which we would not have been able to put on such a marvellous event and raised the wonderful amount of £4,500.00.

Adam Bloomfield and all the staff at the Coppleridge • Balloons by Hallmark and Thorntons • Grosvenor Hotel • Hidden Depths • Sue Allum • Paul Crocker
Hine & Parsons • Liz Earle • Bath Travel • Turnbulls • Homemaker
Pauline Pretty of John Jenkins • Bella West • Fleur De Lys • Heather Best
The Toy Box • Babs Sears • Rosie Weir • Jonathan Stanley of Midwich
Virginia Hayward Hampers • Andrew Skipsey of M12 Solutions
Wessex Internet • Paul Britten of Coast to Coast
Shaftesbury & Gillingham 41 Club • Chris Norman of Melbury Motors
Anthony Southey of Architect Chartered Services
Shirley Allum of Shirley Allum Fashions • Jason Allum of Allum & Sidaway
Henrietta & Danny Brean of the Rose & Crown Middle Mayfield, Derbyshire
Karen Leach of Karen’s Cakes • Tracey Samantha Burr of Crystal Villas