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Dorchester Arts Receives Funding From The Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club

Dorchester Arts have received £1,000 from the Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club to allow for several theatre performances for young people with profound mental and learning difficulties.

The funding is as a result of the Rotary's Christmas fundraising drive to benefit local causes, of which, Dorchester Arts is a benefactor.
Two sold out performances by specialist theatre company Frozen Light of its show "2065" will take place later this month; and performances by another company - Concrete Youth - are planned for later in the summer, that this donation has made possible.
Mark Tattersall, Artistic Director, said: "Providing a theatrical experience for those with complex needs is vital but costly due to the small audience number involved. This generous donation will enable us to bring not one but two specialist theatre companies to Dorset in 2022, and we are incredibly grateful to the Rotary."
Roy Chapman, Chair of the Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club, said: " Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club are very pleased to support Dorchester Arts in providing drama specifically commissioned to provide entertainment for youngsters with profound and multiple learning difficulties. We have been able to do this due to the generosity of the Dorchester public in supporting our Christmas sleigh collections in South Street."

Dorchester Arts, also raised over £500 as a result of the Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Christmas raffle this year, which will support its adult drama group, Connect.

Picture supplied Dorchester Arts: Outside Dorchester Corn Exchange are (left to right) Mark Tattersall (Artistic Director, Dorchester Arts); and Roy Chapman (Chair, Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary) and Vanessa Lucas (past President, Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary)

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