Thank you to Rural Ranges for our Christmas tree which came from Groves.
It looks really lovely and Chrismassy at Harmony now!
We are very happy to recieve this award, and grateful that we have been noticed for our hard work and services.
Here is what the article says...
"The winners of the Daily Echo Proud to Care Awards 2021 in association with BCP Council have been announced.
We received hundreds of incredible nominations from across the conurbation for this years Proud to Care Awards which gave our readers a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to all of those individuals associated with care.
Angela Boyer from the Daily Echo who organised the event told us: “While it was incredibly difficult to choose from so many worthy entries there was one common thread among them all and that is the difference that a carer can make to someone’s life."
Many of the submissions highlighted the tireless work, sometimes unpaid being done in our local communities.
The awards were judged by Phil Hornsby, Director of Commissioning for People - BCP Council, Cllr Karen Rampton of BCP Council and Vincent Boni, Managing Director of Newsquest Dorset.
Pick up a copy of the Daily Echo on Thursday December 8 to see all the winners in full.
The 2021 Proud to Care Winners are:
The article can be read on the Bournemouth Echo website
Sandra swims for Harmony
Local woman Sandra Jay Russell is taking to the water to raise funds for Harmony, Bridport’s mental health hub. She plans to regularly swim in the sea from November 1st until February 1st.
“I've never been a sea swimmer,” says Sandra. “Even at the height of summer I always preferred to sit on the beach and not venture into the sea as I may get cold. But I am planning to swim throughout the winter as a wonderful way of challenging myself and raise money for Harmony.”
Recognising that winter swimming in the sea comes with some definite do's and don'ts, Sarah joined a group of experienced swimmers and has acclimatised herself for the challenge of swimming in the open sea throughout the winter.
“Earlier this year, I stumbled across an inspiring charity (Harmony Centre in Bridport) which offers a dedicated and much needed service to local people who are challenged with issues around their mental health. The staff do so much with little funding and limited resources. This place of respite, safety, and solace has an open door for those in need. Harmony runs with limited resources, so I wanted to help in some way. What better way than to offer something and stepping out of my own comfort zone?".
Harmony runs a Drop-in that can be visited or contacted during opening hours on 07597 379290, and a Community Front Room (07385 290804).
Sandra can be sponsored on line at;