WORKERS at one of Weymouth’s newest firms had a close encounter with the clippers in the name of charity.

Staff at Tool Station at Link Park raised £150 for the RNLI by having their heads shaved as part of a sponsored event.

Ken Francis from Weymouth RNLI did the honours and took the clippers to staff members Paul Couch and Curtis Colins.

Staff donned fancy dress and ran a sweepstake raffle and sold cakes and coffee to customers.

Dorian Dando, manager of Weymouth’s Toolstation, said he had been delighted with the response of the staff and public to help raise funds for the RNLI.

He said: “Since we opened at Link Park in Weymouth 11 months ago, business has been ahead of expectations and we have made so many close contacts across this region.”

Mr Francis added: “It was a great thing for Paul and Curtis to do for the RNLI.”


DORIAN Dando, above, took up the managerial post at Toolstation Weymouth after leaving the Royal Fleet Auxilary. Seven workers are employed at the store.

Mr Dando said: “At the moment most of our trade is people who are involved in the building business.

“We’re open to everybody and our staff are very knowledgeable about the products we’ve got.

“We’ve got 11,000 items in store which the staff collect with a computer which tells us where everything is. It feels like the start of something good at Link Park.”