Charity Raggy Dolls Match Sunday 19th February 2012
Raggy Dolls v BRFC Select 15 - Match date was Sunday 19th February 2012, 1.00pm kick off on the piches behind the Blandford School with the entertainment continuing in the Clubhouse afterwards.
This year's event was to raise funds for The Friends of Blandford Community Hospital with the girls team captain, Sylvia Fife, and for the boys Angus (Gus) Rodgers. Both sides having had intensive training over a number of weeks, the girls now knew which way to run and the boys how to tackle without damaging their makeup.
On a bright clear afternoon, with plenty of spectators to cheer the teams on, battle commenced. A thrilling match followed and you can catch up with all the action by looking at the photo albums from the day.
Album 1 and Album 2
Serving the community since 1948
The Friends organisation was founded in 1948 and continues to serve the Community and Hospital. They are a registered charity committed to supporting patients and former patients of Blandford Community Hospital and others within the local community who are sick, convalescent, disabled, handicapped, infirm or in need of assistance and generally to support the hospital in delivering excellent standards of treatment and care. They are also part of the Dorset network of Leagues of Friends and affiliated to Attend, The National Association of Friends.
Their membership, currently approximately 1000 members, also provides a representative voice in local healthcare matters and this is of course of utmost importance at present in view of the imminent radical changes to the delivery of healthcare.