HELP to celebrate Dorset past and present with a collage of memories.

Staff and residents at Care South’s Maiden Castle House care home in Dorchester are inviting members of the local community to bring their photos and memories of Dorset to help residents build a special collage at the home, from 10am to 4pm, on June 20.

Themed on ‘The People and Places of Dorset’, the collage will celebrate Dorset old and new and everyone is invited to add their contributions.

Visitors are invited to bring along old or new photos or drawings of their families, houses or businesses, or photos of the places in Dorset they love.

The event is part of this year’s National Care Home Open Day, which aims to increase the local community’s understanding of care homes by opening their doors to people from all walks of life.

Former mayor of Dorchester, Leslie Phillips, will be giving a talk at 10.30am on his time in office and his own personal memories of Dorset.

Home manager Dawn Palmer said: “We hope as many people as possible will come along and help us build our collage of Dorset. It’ll be fantastic for everyone to share their memories of the places and people they knew to build a really special piece of artwork."