FORMER war reporter Kate Adie is lending her support to Puddletown Library.

The ex-BBC chief news correspondent will be telling the story of her life at an event to help raise money for the Friends of Puddletown Library on Saturday, June 9 from 7pm.

The library is faced with the loss of core funding from Dorset County Council and the Friends group is looking to take on the running of the facility for the community.

Treasurer Stephen Buck said: “We are delighted and grateful to have such a big name come to support our efforts to raise money for our library.

“We are stocking up our piggy bank so that we can take over and run our village library entirely by voluntary effort when Dorset County Council stops funding it later this year.”

Tickets for the event, which cost £10 and include a buffet supper, are available from Puddletown Library or by calling either 01305 848352 or 01305 849073.