A Broadstone-based jewellery retailer spread the love this Valentine’s Day by fundraising for a local charity.
Forum Jewellers ran a competition inviting visitors to the store to write a message to their loved one on a heart and tie it outside the shop for all to see whilst making a donation to the charity.
The winner, Michelle Dashwood, wrote a love message for her husband Bob and was the lucky heart drawn at random. She won a diamond pendant worth £750.
Thanks to the competition, the company was able to donate £358.71 to the Dorset Children’s Foundation.
Helen Molloy, Forum’s director, comments: “Our followers on Facebook suggest a local charity for us to support each year, and this year the most nominated was the Dorset Children’s Foundation. We are so happy to have raised such a fantastic amount of them with our first event.”
Patsy Hallmey, from The Dorset Children’s Foundation, adds: “We are extremely grateful both to Forum Jewellers and the generous community in Broadstone. Rest assured every penny of this money will go to support a local sick or disabled child as our charity’s modest overheads are completely funded by our thriving charity shops. Thank you from all of us at The DCF especially our children.”
The Dorset Children’s Foundation was set up in 2013 to improve the lives of local sick and disabled children. They fund medical expenses, mobility equipment and therapies not covered by the NHS.