A NEW diary will offer a colourful way for people to plan ahead while supporting stroke sufferers.

The Dorchester Social Stroke Club, which is celebrating its fifth birthday, has launched a new diary for 2013 boasting beautiful images of the county town.

The diary is now on sale and all proceeds will go to help keep up the valuable work of the club.

Stroke Club supporter Anita Harries, who took the photos for the diary, said: “It’s to raise funds for the club as we are fully self- supporting and we have to raise every penny ourselves.

“They meet every week at the Community Centre in Lubbecke Way and it has a real purpose in as much as it has things like exercises and art therapy.

“For people who have suffered a stroke and been discharged from hospital it helps give them their confidence back.”

Dorchester town councillor Tim Harries, whose taxi firm sponsored the diaries, added: “The club has guest speakers, activities and trips out.”

He added: “It’s a good social get together.”

All of Anita’s pictures were taken in Dorchester, apart from one which was taken in Thorncombe Woods.

Tracey Limm, from Studio Print in Poundbury which produced the diary, said: “We were just happy to have the order and support the Stroke Club.

“It’s a cause worth supporting.”

Organiser for the Dorchester Social Stroke Club Jackie Sherfield said the diaries would not only bring in welcome funds but would also help promote the work it is doing.

She said: “We are really delighted. It’s a lovely thing for Anita and Studio Print to have done.

“We are so generously supported by so many people but we can never rest on our laurels because money is always hard to come by – we are not rich but we have always been adequately supported by Dorchester and various people.

“This is also a nice up front thing that people can see on the shelf and it’s a nice bit of publicity for us.

“I think it’s going to make a lovely Christmas present.”

The diaries will be available from Poundbury Gardens, Studio Print and the Octagon Cafe in Poundbury and can also be obtained by calling Jackie on 01305 257464.