Please support our young farmer, Matt Frampton.

#MattsFightAs Vikki and Spike from the White Lion will tell you – any Young Farmers fundraising always involves an obviously good party and a healthy amount of alcohol, but in these difficult times the Dorset YFC members have decided to hold a Quiz fundraiser for Matt’s chosen charity “Orchid” who research and raise awareness of all male cancers.

In late December 2019 Matt Frampton was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and had surgery on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately in March 2020 a CT scan confirmed that it had spread and have 3 secondary tumours rapidly growing on his lung and he started 9 weeks of chemotherapy, under the care of the oncology team at Southampton.

The YFC are raising funds to show support for their Dorset Federation of Young Farmers County Chairman, Matt Frampton.

Donate HERE.


Warning re: BBQs

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and RescueThe relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions and the marvellous weather may tempt some of us to meet up with family, gather (maximum of 6) & enjoy a barbecue.  Dorset Fire & Rescue have issued this warning:

We are heading into ‘extreme’ wildfire risk this weekend and we are asking you, please don’t have a BBQ anywhere other than your garden and please don’t have bonfire as these can easily get out of control #EnjoyItDontDestroyIt #StaySafe #BeResponsible #StayAtHome #BinItDontBurnIt

This film shows the loss and devastation caused by the fire in Wareham Forest last week.

Please note: Some viewers may find these images upsetting.

Tomorrow is World Bee Day!

World Bee Day - May 20thMay 20th has been recognised as World Bee Day since 2017 when the UN approved Slovenia’s proposal after 3 years of trying.

Every individual can contribute to the preservation of bees and other pollinators:

  • Plant nectar-bearing flowers for decorative purposes on balconies, terraces, and gardens.
  • Buy honey and other hive products from your nearest local beekeeper.
  • Raise awareness among children and adolescents on the importance of bees and express your support for beekeepers.
  • Set up a pollinator farm on your balcony, terrace, or garden; you can either make it yourself or buy at any home furnishings store.
  • Preserve old meadows – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and sow nectar-bearing plants.
  • Cut grass on meadows only after the nectar-bearing plants have finished blooming.
  • Offer suitable farming locations for the temporary or permanent settlement of bees so that they have suitable pasture; as a consequence, they will pollinate our plants, which will thereby bear more fruit.
  • Use pesticides that do not harm bees, and spray them in windless weather, either early in the morning or late at night, when bees withdraw from blossoms.
  • Mulch blooming plants in orchards and vineyards before spraying them with pesticides so that they do not attract bees after being sprayed.

For more information about the Project – visit:

Bumble Bee on flower

#SaveTheBees #WorldBeeDay #StaySafe