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Buffet Catering

This great service was started last year (2022) to compliment the facilities we run here at the Friends of Stour Connect centre. This service provides catering for special events such as business functions, parties, charity events, etc., and prepares sandwiches, sausage rolls, small quiches & pies, and cakes. The service can accommodate dietary and allergy requirements including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan; and can be delivered to the venue or collected. All money raised goes towards providing services we run here at the charity. To find out more click here...


Hydrotherapy Pool

The Stourview Hydrotherapy Pool was re-opened in July 2019 in partnership with Neptune Aquatics who run this brilliant facility. The pool is in the main Stour Connect building and is open to anyone with disabilities and those with learning disorders. Hydrotherapy is proven to be effective for the treatment of many debilitating conditions including back pain, neurological conditions, strokes, rehabilitation following surgery and autism, to name just a few. The pool is 8 x 4 metres in size and kept at a steady 34° Centigrade.


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Charity Shop

Our charity, "Twice But Nice", located adjacent to our Community Café, has been open since December 2019 and has successfully been selling pre-loved clothes & shoes, curtains, bedding, books, CDs, DVDs, kitchenware, bags, jewellery, pictures, ornaments and bric-a-brac all at very reasonable prices. All proceeds go to help funds the various projects run by the Stour Connect charity.

If you have any unwanted items listed above please kindly consider donated them to our shop. We would very grateful.

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Meals On Wheels/Hot Food Delivery Service

Meals-on-Wheels scheme's started up in 2017 and has been providing hot, ready to eat meals for vulnerable people in the north Dorset area ever since. The service is proving to be a great success with many more customers now on our customer list. If you would like to take advantage of our service, or want to find out more please click here for more information, or go direct to our registration page to register your details here.


Men's Shed Stour

The Men's Shed Stour is now in the old Transport Garages, giving this facility a new lease of life. This move has been made due to the popularity of the 'socialising/woodworking' project. With the larger premises Men's Shed Stour will be able to offer mentoring as well as enabling attendees to join in with making our projects and making their own projects. It's a great way to meet new people, socialise and make new friends, as well as use or improve your woodworking skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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