GREAT FUN was had by all when the charity Children of Fiji organised a ‘regressive meal’ in Cattistock to raise money for their latest project. 26 people enjoyed a meal that moved from house to house for each course, starting with coffee and ending in the Fox and Hounds for starters!

Our thanks go to all who either provided, or cooked or served food in their homes in support of this worthy cause.

In total about £300 was raised, this money going towards providing a bridge to give the children in the Korotari area of Fiji safe and regular access to school.

CATTISTOCK Lawn Tennis Club will hold a coffee morning and ‘new to you’ clothes sale at 10.30am on Saturday May 31. The venue is the Savill Hall in Cattistock.

There will be cakes, spring plants, a ‘bring and buy’, raffle and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome. Further details can be found on Anyone interested in joining the Cattistock Lawn Tennis Club and playing on one of the few remaining (and newly refurbished!) grass courts in Dorset , please contact Leonora Schmidt (01300 320336) or Sally Wood (01300 320965).

FROME Valley History Society will be going on a visit to Munsel House, North Newton, near Taunton, on Tuesday June 3 THERE will be a Quiz Night in Stratton Village Hall on Friday June 13, starting at 7.30pm.

This is a great chance to test your general knowledge and have a fun evening with friends and family. There will also be a raffle.

Teams of 4-6 people will be accepted. The cost will be £6 per person and this includes Chilli / Bolognese with crusty bread. Please bring a bottle.

To book a table, please call or email Hannah Richardson by the end of May on 07766834952 or IN WEST Dorset’s highest village, the Evershot Country Fair is an event for all the family. Watch demonstrations of traditional rural crafts and talk to the craftsmen and women. There are seventy varied stalls to browse, a bar, local cider, live music, bouncy castle, games and ringside entertainment.

Lunch options range from traditional hog roast to ploughman’s lunches, fresh baked pizzas from a wood oven or the slightly more exotic bison burgers and elk venison stew. Our food marquee provides many interesting goodies from Dorset and beyond.

To finish, take a trailer ride around the beautiful Melbury Estate and deer park. There is something for everyone.

The cost for adults is £2, children and parking are free. Dogs on leads are welcome.

For more information, see our website or email and twitter @EvershotCF. The fair takes place on Sunday June 22, opening with the town crier at midday, and closes at 5 pm.

CHILDREN of Fiji charity has become increasingly aware of the danger to wildlife from the release of balloons and so the charity directors have decided that the event this year should be a ‘virtual balloon release’.

People will be asked to ’buy’ virtual balloons at a cost of £1.50 each and in a series of public draws held over a period of 2 to 3 weeks in July, the lucky ‘returns’ will be matched to locations along a previously chosen route.

Please contact us on 01300 320433, 07867696702 or if you would like to buy virtual balloons or sell some on our behalf.