Dig Deep into Dorset to Help the Foundation

The Foundation is a beneficiary of a new book, Deepest Dorset, which celebrates what makes our county special, through the voices of many of the people who live here, from shepherds to earls, television celebrities to organic farmers.

Dig Deep into Dorset to Help the Foundation

Clive Aslet, former editor of Country Life magazine, gave Deepest Dorset a four-star review in the Mail on Sunday, where he described the book as ‘a bulging scrapbook of local history, folklore, crafts, recipes and topography, including contributions from the many distinguished folk to be found there, from Julian Fellowes (‘Dorset has kept us sane,’ he says) to Kate Adie.

Launched at a special event last week at St. Giles House, the home Lord and Lady Shaftesbury, the new book edited by local journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir is now available to buy.

Tracy Melling, Chief Executive at Dorset Community Foundation explained: ’We are so pleased to be featured in this book which encompasses everything that makes our county special. With over half of Dorset designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty many local residents feel very lucky to live and work in the county but below the surface many are struggling to pay winter fuel bills, cover the travel costs to get to and back from college or suffer because of loneliness, disability and poverty. The Foundation’s Dorset Fund helps those disadvantaged local residents trying to ensure Dorset is enjoyed by all!

We are very pleased that some of the well-known Dorset residents featured in the book are also Ambassadors for the Foundation. As a small charity which packs a punch – over the last two years we have distributed nearly £1 million in support locally, our Ambassadors are essential in spreading the word about our work. Now you can have the opportunity to show your support by buying a copy of the Deepest Dorset book’, elaborated Tracy Melling.

To buy a copy and support the Foundation please visit  www.deepestbooks.co.uk  or telephone 01963 32525. 

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