During the course of attempting to get the flag elected as THE flag of Dorset, money was raised on the sale of flags and donated to Charity:
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Picture by Elizabeth White
Tracy Bartram, with Chris Brown, Dave White and Jacqui Hall present a cheque to DSAA.
Dorset Flag Group donated £1000 to this very worthwhile organisation. Tracy Bartram, fundraising coordinator for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was delighted to receive the cheque for £1000, stating “It’s amazing how the public support us in so many different ways. Having a flag for Dorset is fantastic. The fact that money raised from selling the flag is helping the air ambulance continue to fly is even better. We need to raise in excess of £1.2m a year, and this goes to show that people can help us by raising funds in so many different ways.”
Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne
A celebration party was held after the flag was elected. The proceeds from the party, a grand sum of £500 was given to the Priest’s House, Wimborne Minster, in recognition of the fact that Wimborne was the first town to adopt the flag.
Picture by David White
Swanage Tourist Information raised a total of £100 off the sale of Dorset flags and donated it to their local Girl Guides group.