Compassionate Dorset
Compassionate Dorset

Events

MAY Saturday 27th - 12pm to 3pm
DORCHESTER MARCH AGAINST THE BADGER CULL + PARTY IN THE PARK
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Compassionate Dorset will once again proudly be joining our friends Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare at their march against the badger cull, followed by a Party in the Park, to peacefully promote humane and more effective ways to prevent and fight Bovine TB. Compassionate Dorset will be selling vegan friendly cakes and our t-shirts, prints and other merchandise too.

Please contact us if you would like to help volunteer.

JULY Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th, 10am - 5pm approx
TOLPUDDLE FESTIVAL
- IN AID OF COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING

Tolpuddle near Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset are looking forward to having a stall for Compassion in World Farming at the fabulous Tolpuddle Festival for our 7th year in a row, where we always have tonnes of support for their latest farm animal welfare petitions, and to sell lots of gorgeous animal themed organic t-shirts, prints, badges and our greetings cards too! Please note that some of the funds collected from sales will be for Compassionate Dorset as their local supporter group.
Please contact us if you would like to help volunteer.

SEPTEMBER Saturday 30th, 10am-5pm (followed by entertainment 7.30pm - 10.30pm)
ANIMA EVENT: Animals, The Earth and Us
- IN AID OF COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING

Brockenhurst, New Forest
Compassionate Dorset are looking forward to having a stall for Compassion in World Farming where we will have tonnes of support for their latest farm animal welfare petitions, and to sell lots of gorgeous animal themed organic t-shirts, prints, badges and our greetings cards too! Please note that some of the funds collected from sales will be for Compassionate Dorset as their local supporter group.

The ANIMA event aims to inspire and inform, illustrating how individual lifestyles can affect the planet and those we share it with. There will be retailer stands, vegan refreshments and music, an art exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos, celebrating and questioning our relationship to the natural world. There will also be a Stage Area for films, talks and workshops and a Craft Room for creative activities for children of all ages from 10am to 4pm.
Entrance: Suggested donation £2.50 individual, £5 family.

Please contact us if you would like to help volunteer.

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER Saturday Date TBC, 9am - 4pm approx
BAKE WITH COMPASSION VEGAN CAKE SALE & STREET COLLECTION

- IN AID OF COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING
South Street, Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset will celebrate BAKE WITH COMPASSION once again in aid of Compassion in World Farming with our popular annual vegan friendly cake sale in Dorchester town centre. This will be our 8th year running!!!
Please contact us if you would like to help volunteer.



Events

APRIL Saturday 2nd, 10.30am - 4pm approx
BOURNEMOUTH ANIMAL AID SPRING FAYRE

Spire Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Poole, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have been invited to Bournemouth Animal Aid's 2nd Spring Fayre where there will be info stalls, bric a brac, food and a charity raffle in aid of animal welfare. We will have the latest farm animal welfare petitions, and will be selling our animal charity Prints, farm animal themed T-Shirts in aid of Compassion in World Farming and hopefully some yummy vegan friendly cakes to raise funds for Compassionate Dorset and other animal welfare charities we support.

JUNE Sunday 12th, 10am - 5pm
KINGSTON MAURWARD SHOW
- IN AID OF COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester
We are hoping to once again have a stall for Compassion in World Farming at Kingston Maurward, promoting the work of the charity, and selling our farm animal themed t-shirts, prints, cards and accessories.

JULY Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th, 10am - 5pm approx
TOLPUDDLE FESTIVAL
- IN AID OF COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING

Tolpuddle near Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have a stall for Compassion in World Farming at the fabulous Tolpuddle Festival for our 6th year in a row, where we always have tonnes of support for their latest farm animal welfare petitions, and to sell lots of gorgeous animal themed organic t-shirts, prints, badges and our greetings cards too! Please note that some of the funds collected from sales will be for Compassionate Dorset as their local supporter group.

AUGUST Saturday 27th, Times TBC (from 10.30am or eariler until 1pm or after)
COMPASSIONATE DORSET 'ANIMALS ARE NOT FREIGHT' DAY OF ACTION

South Street, Dorchester, Dorset
On and around August 29th (Bank Holiday Monday) 2016, campaigners from at least 23 countries will be taking action against long distance animal transport to make the message clear: Animals Are Not Freight. Compassionate Dorset will be having an information and petition stall to support the campaign and work of Compassion in World Farming and the other charities involved. (
Please note that unfortunately we are not able to collect donations or sell our merchandise as another charity is already collecting in town the same day).

For more information and other ways to support the campaign online visit http://bit.ly/2aHfpjB and http://notfreight.org.

BOURNEMOUTH AND POOLE ANIMAL AID will be in POOLE on Friday 26th August near Carphone Warehouse in Dolphin Square AND in BOURNEMOUTH on Saturday 27th August outside NatWest in the Square, both 10.30am - 12.30pm or later, focusing on the 'ANIMALS ARE NOT FREIGHT / STOP LIVE EXPORTS' campaign as well as and Animal Aid's 'CTTV FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSES' campaign.

OCTOBER Saturday 22nd, 9am - 4pm approx
BAKE WITH COMPASSION VEGAN CAKE SALE & STREET COLLECTION

- IN AID OF COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING
South Street, Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset will celebrate BAKE WITH COMPASSION once again in aid of Compassion in World Farming with our popular annual vegan friendly cake sale in Dorchester town centre. This will be our 7th year running!
Please contact us if you would like to help volunteer.


Events

MARCH Saturday 21st, 12pm lunch - 4pm or 5pm
BOURNEMOUTH ANIMAL AID SPRING FAIR

St. Michaels Church Hall, Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5QU
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have been invited to our first event of 2015 by our friends Bournemouth Animal Aid where there will be info stalls, bric a brac, food and a charity raffle in aid of animal welfare. We will have the latest farm animal welfare petitions, and will be selling our animal charity Prints, farm animal themed T-Shirts in aid of Compassion in World Farming and vegan friendly cakes to raise funds for Compassionate Dorset.

APRIL Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Easter Monday Bank Holiday 6th April, 10am - 6pm
EASTER CRAFT AND GARDEN FAIR AT SOMERLEY HOUSE

Somerley House, Ringwood, Dorset/Hampshire
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to be taking part in our second Craft Carnival event at the beautiful Somerley House, where we will be selling our farm animal t-shirts, and our prints and greetings cards to raise money for Compassionate Dorset and animal welfare charities including Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare and of course Compassion in World Farming. We are very lucky to get a stand at this prestigious event through our co-founder Anna who completes website updates for Craft Carnival in exchange for a space, and we are very grateful for such an arrangement so we can raise vital funds for charity.

JUNE Sunday 14th, 10am - 5pm
KINGSTON MAURWARD COLLEGE OPEN DAY AND COUNTRY FAIR
- FOR COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester
We are very pleased to be having a stall for Compassion in World Farming at Kingston Maurward, promoting the work of the charity, selling our farm animal themed t-shirts, prints, cards and accessories and hopefully selling homemade vegan-friendly cakes too. Please note that some of the funds collected from sales will be for Compassionate Dorset as their local supporter group.

JUNE Sunday 28th, 11am - 4pm
BOURNEMOUTH VEGAN FAIR
The Pavillion, Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have been invited to Bournemouth's Second Vegan Fair! We will have our original fine art prints, greetings cards, organic t-shirts and other accessories for sale to raise funds for various animal welfare charities including of course Compassion in World Farming, as well as vegan cakes and some healthy snacks too to raise funds for Compassionate Dorset, plus vegan nutrition advice by our co-founder, Dietitian Sandra Hood. For more details or check out the Bournemouth Vegan Fair website.

JULY Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
TOLPUDDLE FESTIVAL
- FOR COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING

Tolpuddle near Dorchester, Dorset
We are very pleased to be having a stall for Compassion in World Farming at the fabulous Tolpuddle Festival for our 5th year in a row, where we always have tonnes of support for their latest farm animal welfare petitions, and to sell lots of gorgeous animal themed organic t-shirts, prints, badges and our greetings cards too! Please note that some of the funds collected from sales will be for Compassionate Dorset as their local supporter group.

SEPTEMBER Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th, 8.30am - 6pm
DORSET COUNTY SHOW
- FOR COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING
Dorchester Showground, Dorset (Stand Number TBC)
We are looking forward to having a stall just for Compassion in World Farming where we'll have their latest petitions and Good Food Guides, and will also be selling our farm animal t-shirts and our prints and greetings cards, for what will be our 5th time at the County Show. Please note that some of the funds collected from sales will be for Compassionate Dorset as their local supporter group.

OCTOBER Saturday 17th, 9am - 4pm approx
BAKE WITH COMPASSION VEGAN CAKE SALE & STREET COLLECTION
- FOR COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING
South Street, Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset will be celebrating BAKE WITH COMPASSION MONTH once again in aid of Compassion in World Farming with our popular annual vegan friendly cake sale in Dorchester town centre (this will be our 6th year running!).

NOVEMBER Saturday 7th, 10.30am - 3.30pm
DORCHESTER VEGAN FAIR

Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1JF
Compassionate Dorset are very excited that Dorchester is having its very first Vegan Fair! We will have a stall there with our animal themed art, greetings cards and t-shirts, and we hope to have a special fundraising raffle too! Plus more exciting annoucements to follow!!! Watch this space for more details and check out the Dorchester Vegan Fair website.

DECEMBER Thursday 3rd, 2pm - 9pm
DORCHESTER CHRISTMAS CRACKER CRAFT MARKET

Corn Exchange, Dorchester
Compassionate Dorset will be taking part in our 3rd Dorchester Christmas Cracker selling lots of animal themed xmas gifts and greetings cards! Please contact us if you would like to help volunteer on our stall.

Events

MARCH Saturday 1st, 9am - 1pm
DORCHESTER COMMUNITY PLAY FUND-RAISING FAIR

Corn Exchange, Dorchester
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have been invited to have a craft stall at this fundraising event by the fabulous Dorchester Community Play, where we'll have our original fine art prints, greetings cards and t-shirts for sale to raise funds for Compassionate Dorset, Compassion in World Farming, Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare, and other animal welfare charities.

Thanks to the Dorchester Community Play and our volunteers Anna (above) and Bonnie, we raised £137.00 before expenses, of which £67.00 will be donated to Dorset for Badger & Bovine Welfare / Dorset Badger Vaccination Project (and remaining profit for Compassionate Dorset)

APRIL Saturday 26th
EASTER STREET COLLECTION FOR COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING
Bournemouth City Centre
Compassionate Dorset will be having a street collection in aid of Compassion in World Farming and handing out their handy Compassionate Food Guides. Please contact us if you would like to help us arrange a collection in your own town anywhere in Dorset, especially in Sherborne!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers who braved the hot weather; Lizzie, Becky, Karen, Ruth, Nicky, Tom and Sue, we raised £112.38 for Compassion in World Farming

MAY Saturday 17th, 12pm - 3pm
DORCHESTER MARCH AGAINST THE BADGER CULL + PARTY IN THE PARK
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Compassionate Dorset will proudly be joining our friends Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare at their Rally and March against the badger cull, followed by a Party in the Park to celebrate the cull NOT coming to Dorset this Summer! Compassionate Dorset are selling vegan friendly cakes (and our t-shirts and prints too). Dominic Dyer the CEO of the Badger Trust is one of the speakers, plus Joe Hashman from The Dorset Badger Vaccination Project.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers; Ingrid (above left), Sandra, Anna (above right), Stu and Verity and to the generous people of Dorchester and all the lovely people who marched for our badgers, we sold out of all our vegan cakes and raised a fantastic £208.25 for Compassion in World Farming
Read a full report here under our News >>

MAY Sunday 25th, 10am - 3pm
DORSET TEAM CRAFT FAIR

Hoburne Park, Hoburne Lane near Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4HU
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have been invited to have a craft stall with The Dorset Etsy Team - a group of crafters, artists and vintage sellers all based in Dorset who we met online at our new Etsy print shop! We'll have our original fine art prints, greetings cards, t-shirts and other accessories for sale to raise funds for Compassionate Dorset, Compassion in World Farming, Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare, and other animal welfare charities.

Thanks to our volunteers Stu and Anna we sadly didn't make any profit for the first time ever as we don't think the holiday makers there were the right audience, but we did meet lots of lovely fellow craftspeople and were asked about the possibility of putting on an art show at the Lighthouse Gallery in Poole so watch this space!...

JUNE Saturday 14th, 9am - 3pm Street Fair followed by 6pm - 7.30pm Procession
DORCHESTER CARNIVAL & PARADE

Dorchester Town Centre
Compassionate Dorset are taking part for the first time in the Dorchester Carnival with a Farm Animal Parade!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers Anya, Sophia, Kirsten and Sandra for becoming farm animals for the day in the boiling heat and taking part in our 'Babe' movie themed carnival parade, and to all the wonderful people of Dorchester who gave us lots of donations! Special thanks to Paul & Maud the Landrover (!) who were stuck for hours in town waiting for a mechanic to come and sort Maud out - it did get us a mention in the Dorset Echo report on the Carnival for being the only breakdown though and they say all publicity is good publicity!!! Look out for news on our share of the Carnival's total collected donations hopefully this September...

JUNE Saturday 28th, 11am - 4.30pm
BOURNEMOUTH VEGAN FAIR
Highcliff Marriot Hotel, St Michael's Rd, West Cliff, Bournemouth, BH2 5DU
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to have been invited to Bournemouth's First Ever Vegan Fair! We'll have our original fine art prints, greetings cards, t-shirts and other accessories for sale to raise funds for Compassionate Dorset, Compassion in World Farming, Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare, and other animal welfare charities.

Thanks to our volunteers Anna and Stu and to Lizzie who organised the whole event which had people queuing all the way down the street to get in, we collected £200.06 before expenses including £52.57 to be donated to Compassion in World Farming

JULY Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th
TOLPUDDLE FESTIVAL

Tolpuddle near Dorchester, Dorset
We are very excited to be having a stall for Compassion in World Farming at the fabulous Tolpuddle Festival for our 4th year in a row, where we always have tonnes of support for the latest farm animal welfare petitions, and we will be selling lots of gorgeous animal themed t-shirts, prints, badges and our brand new greetings cards in aid of Compassion and other animal welfare charities.

Thanks to our fabulous volunteers Bonnie, Katy, Sandra, Pete, Nicky and Sheila, we collected £210.00 before expenses of which £79.90 to be donated to Compassion in World Farming and we got well over 100 petition signatures, including for our friends West Dorset Animal Aid's campaign to ask several restaurants in Dorset to ditch foie gras from their menus which resulted in some good press coverage in the Dorset Echo which you can read online at: http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk

SEPTEMBER Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th, 8.30am - 6pm
DORSET COUNTY SHOW

Dorchester Showground, Dorset (find us as Stand G30 - Avenue G by Gate 2 outside the Shopping Marquee)
We are very excited to be having a stall for Compassion in World Farming where we'll have their latest petitions and Good Food Guides, and will also be selling our farm animal t-shirts and for the first time our new prints and greetings cards, for what will be our 4th time at the County Show.

Thanks to our fabulous volunteers Bonnie, Karen, Anya, Sophia, Sue, Emily & Jane, who collected £334.50 at the Dorset County Show before expenses, of which £99.90 is to be donated to Compassion in World Farming and £97.60 to be donated to the Dorset Badger Vaccination Project (DBVP).

OCTOBER Saturday 4th October, 10am - 4pm
EDEN NATURAL LIFESTYLE FAIR (HOSTED BY PRIMROSE'S KITCHEN)

Eden Park, Buckland Newton, Dorset DT2 7DJ
We have been invited to have a stall at our first holistic fair, which will be a celebration of holistic therapies, natural food producers and natural lifestyle products. We'll be promoting the work of Compassion in World Farming as well as the benefits of eating less meat and vegetarian and vegan diets so will have some vegan treats for sale, and of course will have our charity farm animal t-shirts, prints and greetings cards.

Thanks to Primrose's Kitchen for inviting us - Anna and Stu raised £81.00 profit for Compassionate Dorset, Compassion in World Farming (including from our vegan cakes), and Dorset Badger Vaccination Project (DBVP) and other charities from sales of our animal art.

OCTOBER Saturday 18th, 9am - 4pm
VEGAN CAKE SALE FOR BAKE WITH COMPASSION MONTH
South Street, Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset will be celebrating BAKE WITH COMPASSION MONTH in aid of Compassion in World Farming with our popular annual vegan friendly cake sale in Dorchester town centre (this will be our 5th year!). THIS IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT MONTH OF THE YEAR so please contact us if you would like to take part - click here for more ideas on how you can get involved at work or school.

READ OUR NEW BLOG POST ABOUT BAKE WITH COMPASSION >>

Bake With Compassion

Bake With Compassion

Bake With Compassion

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers Sandra, Morag, Kirsten, Katy and the ex Major of Dorchester Tess James, we raised £168.35 for Compassion in World Farming

NOVEMBER Saturday 8th, Doors Open 7.00pm
MOOVEMBER CHARITY FILM NIGHT: "COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret"

West Stafford Village Hall, West Stafford near Dorchester, Dorset

Following the success of our Moo Man Film Night in aid of Compassion in World Farming last year, we are thrilled to be screening another thought-provoking farming / food / environmental film, once again on a cow theme (well, it will also be 'Moovember'!) and once again in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of West Stafford Village Hall where there will be a fully licensed bar with hot drinks and snacks including vegan-friendly cakes, our funky cow themed t-shirts, prints and accessories for sale, and another raffle with lots of fab prizes.

All profts will be donated to the leading farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming to help end factory farming.

Cowspiracy

Thanks to our amazing volunteers; Anya, Sandra, Kirsten, Ingrid, Nick, Pete, Anna, Stu, plus Louise and Victoria from Compassion, the supportive local businesses who donated prizes to our raffle including; The Dorchester Curiosity Centre, The Gilded Teapot and Gallery on the Square, and especially to our lovely film-goers - our Cowspiracy film night raised £317.28 total profit after all expenses including the film licence fee to be donated to Compassion in World Farming which is an even better result than last year, and we had a lively discussion afterwards too : )

NOVEMBER Saturday 29th, 10.30am - 12.30pm
WEST STAFFORD VILLAGE HALL CHRISTMAS FAIR

West Stafford Village Hall, West Stafford near Dorchester, Dorset
Compassionate Dorset are looking forward to having a stall with our animal charity Prints, Christmas Cards and of course our organic T-Shirts for the perfect Christmas gift! FREE entry and plenty of parking!

DECEMBER Wednesday 3rd, 3.30pm - 8pm
BRIDPORT CHRISTMAS CHEER

Bridport Arts Centre – Allsop Gallery, Bridport
Compassionate Dorset are looking forward to our first time at this Bridport Christmas Late Night Shopping event where we will be at the Allsop Gallery in Bridport Arts Centre with our animal charity Prints, Christmas Cards and of course our organic T-Shirts for the perfect Christmas gift!

DECEMBER Thursday 4th, Craft Fair 3pm - 9pm & Outdoor Food Stall 5pm - 9pm
DORCHESTER CHRISTMAS CRACKER SOUTH STREET STALL
(outside Nappers Mite)
PLUS CRAFT MARKET STALL IN THE CORN EXCHANGE

Corn Exchange, Dorchester
Compassionate Dorset will once again take part in the The Dorchester Christmas Cracker & Lights Switch On with a charity homemade vegan friendly Christmas themed cake, biscuits and mince pies sale in South Street in aid of Compassion in World Farming, and also the Craft Market in the Corn Exchange under The Compassion Collective with our animal charity Prints, Christmas Cards and of course our organic T-Shirts for the perfect Christmas gift!

DECEMBER Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th, 10am - 5pm
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AT KINGSTON LACY

Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 4EA
Compassionate Dorset are very excited to be taking part in this fantastic quality craft event by Craft Carnival at the beautiful Kingston Lacy House, where we will be selling our farm animal t-shirts, and our prints and greetings cards to raise money for Compassionate Dorset and animal welfare charities including Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare and of course Compassion in World Farming. We are very lucky to get a stand at this prestigious event through our co-founder Anna who completes website updates for Craft Carnival in exchange for a space, and we are very grateful for such an arrangement so we can raise vital funds for charity.

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