Dorchester is beaming brightly with a host of golden sunflowers

Dorchester is beaming brightly with a host of golden sunflowers


Dorchester is bursting with brightly coloured sunflowers to raise money for Dorset County Hospital’s Kingfisher Children’s Unit and Cherkasy Hospital in Ukraine.
Summer of Sunflowers is all about putting a smile on people’s faces and helping good causes.
Everyone is welcome to view the spectacular sunflower displays that are hanging across South Street, adorning shop windows and growing in Borough Gardens.
And a scenic walk boasting sunflower pavement stickers is leading people from the town to the Sunflower Trail, which raised nearly £25,000 for Dorset County Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit last year.
This amazing spectacle is back again at Maiden Castle Farm, nestled at the foot of the historic Maiden Castle, the largest prehistoric hill fort in England.
Trail organiser Hazel Hoskins said: “It was fantastic last year seeing the thousands of people who visited the farm to see the sunflowers. Judging by all the pictures we saw on social media we like to think we helped families make some special memories. I’m over the moon with the amount of money we raised last year and glad to see that sunflowers are appearing in the town centre too to extend the magic and increase the money we raise.”
Dorchester Town Council has funded the town centre sunflower displays and organised the sunflower shop window decoration competition and hope these sunflowers will add a welcoming vibrancy to the town this summer.
The sunflower festivities will be up until the end of August. If you would like to donate, please use this link:

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