EVERY WEEK from now until Christmas the Dorset Echo will be helping to highlight the heart-warming, helpful things our local companies and readers are doing for charity this 2011 festive season.

Are you collecting gifts for disadvantaged kids or helping Dorchester refuge?

Are you dressing up as elves and Santas for the day to raise a cheer and a few quid for the less fortunate?

Or maybe you’re organising a party for the local old folk?

Whatever you’re getting up to, we’d love to know because we want to publish a page of Happy Christmas all through the festive season.

Dorset editor Toby Granville said: “We hope that our campaign gives businesses, local organisations and charities the chance to highlight their good works before Christmas.

“Please do get in touch if you have anything planned or you want to highlight the fact that you are giving back this Christmas.”

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