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Kingston Lacy win the Jack Douch trophy

Kingston Lacy win the Jack Douch trophy

The Jack Douch Memorial Trophy for cricket in the community was won this year by Kingston Lacy Cricket Club.

The trophy is provided by the league sponsors, The Dorset Funeral Plan, and is named after Jack Douch, a cricket enthusiast and war hero.

From the age of 14 Jack

Remember in December

Remember in December

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors are inviting people to leave messages on Christmas trees in memory of loved ones.

Five of the group’s seven branches have a Tree of Remembrance and anyone is invited to pop in and write a message.

By Christmas Day it is hoped that hanging from the trees’ branches will be dozens of

Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League annual presentations

Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League annual presentations

The annual awards ceremony of the Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League has taken place – with Poole Town CC picking up the Premier League winners trophy.

League chairman John Ridout addressed the attendees at Wimborne and Colehill CC and explained how the new league structure had led to some high quality and close matches towards the

Funeral directors looking to the future

) Nick Douch and Jonathan Stretch from Douch Family Funeral Directors

Nick Douch and Jonathan Stretch from Douch Family Funeral Directors

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have taken charge of two electric cars – as the century-old business looks to the future.

The Nissan LEAF vehicles are branded with “The Dorset Funeral Plan”, the award-winning product from the group.

While funerals will

Canine guard of honour for Jenny

Canine guard of honour for Jenny

Over 30 dogs trained by Woofability lined the route to the crematorium at the funeral of the charity’s founder, Jenny Clarke.

A E Joliffe & Son – part of Douch Family Funeral Directors – said they’d never organised anything quite like it.

Jenny died last month aged 59 and over 200

Funeral Directors supporting child bereavement charity

Funeral Directors supporting child bereavement charity

Nick Douch and Margaret Hannibal

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have joined forces with a local charity to help finance child bereavement courses for up to 200 teachers.

The company will fund half the cost of ten training courses run by Mosaic, a charity that supports children up to the age of

Knit and natter

Knitters at the United Reformed Church in Broadstone

Knit and Natter sessions organised by Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors for Preemies UK have become so popular that more groups are joining in.

The funeral directors are the local co-ordinators for the not-for-profit organisation that aims to keep neonatal intensive care units across the country supplied with ‘tiny togs for tiny

Dorset Funeral Plan helps animal charity

(l-r) Malcolm Green of James Smith Funeral Directors in Swanage, Caron Lane from the charity, and Mark Alder and Jonathan Stretch from Albert Marsh Funeral Directors.

(l-r) Malcolm Green of James Smith Funeral Directors in Swanage, Caron Lane from the charity, and Mark Alder and Jonathan Stretch from Albert Marsh Funeral Directors.

The Margaret Green Animal Rescue Centre in Dorset is over £300 better off thanks to the Dorset Funeral Plan.

The plan is run by Douch Family

The Cattistock that got the cream

Cattistock, sheltering in the pavilion due to torrential rain outside

Cattistock, sheltering in the pavilion due to torrential rain outside

Cattistock Cricket Club won the Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League Team of the Month award for June after scoring vast quantities of runs.

They beat their club record when they posted 348 against Bournemouth IIIs, then the following week topped that with

Knit and Natter sessions are a great success

Charlie Loveday with just some of the little clothes knitted by volunteers.

Charlie Loveday with just some of the little clothes knitted by volunteers.

Knit and Natter sessions organised by Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have become so popular they are continuing throughout the summer.

Volunteers have been attending the Ives & Shand branch in Parkstone, Poole, since January to make tiny clothes for premature babies.

The funeral directors