A YOUNG woman aised hundreds of pounds for a charity that offers end of life care.

Yasmin Reid, 23, who runs Blagdon Fruit Farm at Chickerell, organised a charity cream tea weekend for Weldmar Hospicecare at the farm's tea room.

The weekend offered attendees cream tea and a raffle, and the money this raised went to the charity.

The event, which took place on the first weekend in August, raised £429 for the charity. Yasmin has handed over a cheque to a representative for the charity.

Describing the event, Yasmin, from Wyke Regis, said: "We did a raffle, people bought raffle tickets. We did cream teas. It was really good. It was a really busy weekend.

"It is a charity that is close to a lot of people's hearts. In life you never know what is round the corner.

"It is a really worthy cause. I think we are going to do a charity event every year. Perhaps next year we might do something for mental health.

"Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a really good weekend."

Yasmin previously studied horticulture at Kingston Maurward College. She took over Blagdon Fruit Farm from her grandfather two years ago after he retired. She was just 21 years old at the time.

Michaela Reid, Yasmin's mother, said: "We are extremely proud of her as she is so young to have taken on her own business at such a young age. She does all her ordering, accounts, looks after all her fruit, everything.

"She's an inspiration and all from her love of nature and her course at Kingston Maurward. She works seven days a week and is completely dedicated to the farm. My parents in turn are also delighted that the farm didn't face closure and that it's going from strength to strength in its new management."

Weldmar Hospicecare is a charity that offers free end of life care for people living in Dorset.

It aims to ensure care for all people in need of palliative care and support for them and their families.

According to the charity's website, its costs run in excess of £8 million, and more than three quarters of its money raised comes from community support, with a grant from the Dorset CCG providing just 21 per cent of its funding.

To find out more about the charity, visit weld-hospice.org.uk