A DORCHESTER hospice has received a late Christmas present from a local firm.

IT and telephone business support specialists Poundbury Systems Ltd handed over a cheque for £200 to the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

PSL office manager Jo Giorgi said: “Each year, rather than sending Christmas gifts to our customers, we make a donation to a local charity. This year we chose Weldmar Hospicecare.”

Jon Panton, business fundraising manager for Weldmar, received the cheque on behalf of the charity.

He said “We were very pleased that PSL could make this valuable donation.

“Company donations such as this make all the difference to us.”