Mother's Day Treat Afternoon Tea Party
2:30pm 2:30pm

Mother's Day Treat Afternoon Tea Party

Beautiful vintage china, tea, sandwiches, cakes, scones, great entertainment and exciting raffle too.

All for £5 per person.

An afternoon not to be missed. 

Also available for an extra charge strawberries with free a prosecco!

Tickets available direct from the charity please phone Pete on 07792 121 645

Huge thanks to Vicky Parnall of Granny's Chin Cupboard for supplying her beautiful vintage china for this event.

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Run For JT – Bournemouth Marathon Festival
to Oct 8

Run For JT – Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Do something amazing for 2017 – Join Team JTYAF for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and make a real difference to local young people’s lives.

There’s a wide variety of races available, giving everyone the opportunity to get involved – so why not sign up and join Team JTYAF today?

The 2017 Bournemouth Marathon Festival will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 and will include the following races:

Saturday 7th October
Kids Kilometre
Junior 1.5k Road Race
Junior 3k Road Race
Junior 5K Road Race
Supersonic 10k Road Race
Supernova 5k Road Race

Sunday 2nd October
Bournemouth Half Marathon
Bournemouth Marathon

Entrants who run for the JTYAF will know that every step they take, and every pound they raise, will make a huge difference to the lives of local young people.

What we’ll provide

A JTYAF fundraising pack
A JTYAF t-shirt or running vest
Regular e-newsletters to keep you up to date
JTYAF supporters cheering you on along the route

Our JTYAF Packages for Charity Place Runners

BMF Full Marathon: £250 minimum sponsorship
BMF Half Marathon: £150 minimum sponsorship
BMF 10K: £75 minimum sponsorship
BMF 5K: £50 minimum sponsorship
Junior races: £20 minimum sponsorship

The JTYAF have pre-paid for a limited number of Charity Place Runners and they are therefore expected to raise the minimum amount of sponsorship stated for their chosen event.  If the minimum sponsorship level isn’t reached it will result in financial loss for the charity (a marathon place costs the charity over £150).   The registration fee is incorporated into the minimum sponsorship amount and charity place runners will be required to submit at least 50% of their minimum sponsorship no later than 2 weeks before race day.

Entry as an Own Entry runner means that you apply and pay for a place in your chosen race and then opt to raise money for the JTYAF.  This way the charity is not charged for your place and there is therefore no minimum sponsorship commitment.   We do however hope that you will raise as much as you possibly can.   As an own entry runner, we’ll provide you with the same benefits as a charity place runner.

To Enter
To apply for a charity place visit the JTYAF entry page, choose your race and then just follow the instructions.  To apply for an own entry place visit the BMF homepage and then tell us that you are running for the JTYAF through ‘my details’ in your account.

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The 6th Companion Dog Show in aid of Poole Hospital Radio Therapy Unit
9:30am 9:30am

The 6th Companion Dog Show in aid of Poole Hospital Radio Therapy Unit

Our 6th Companion Dog Show kindly organised by Nicky and David Smith, Barbara Astle and Pam Rutley and sponsored by Christchurch Chiropractic Centre, will be held at West Parley Memorial Hall on Saturday 30th September.  So why not save the date in your doggy diary?  This year we will be raising money for Poole Hospital Radio Therapy Unit - a cause very close to our hearts.

Entries 9.30am Judging starts 11.00am

Judges – C. Woolner (Pedigree), Gillian Trevett (Novelties), Lyn Etches (Handler of the South), Julie White (Scurry), Lisa Paris (Rallye)

Rosettes to 5th and many trophies kindly donated by Margaret Williams


1.  AV PUPPY (6 to 12 months)

HANDLER OF THE SOUTH – Back by popular demand
8. 6 to 11 years
9. 12 to 16 years
10. 17 to 139 years
11. 50 and over

18.   VETERAN over 7 years



ENTRIES £1 Novelties & Handler Classes - £1.50 Pedigree





STALLS WELCOME £10 PER PITCH – NO WET WEATHER COVER – contact Linda on 07955 699371


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Marathon Effort for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation
8:45am 8:45am

Marathon Effort for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation

Kindly organised by JTYAF Trustee Joe Barnett, this is a great fundraising challenge.

The Challenge:       Walk from Sandbanks to Lymington in 1 day as part of a fundraising team for the fantastic local charity – JTYAF.

*Half marathon option also available

Arrangements:      Meet Saturday, September 9th At Jazz’s Café, Sandbanks at 8.00. The route will follow the coastal path with numerous toilet and refreshment opportunities. A steady pace with breaks will result in an arrival time at Lymington of 6.00. To mark the end point of the challenge we will have a pub meal at the Ship Inn with the return transport provided departing at 8pm, returning to Poole at 8.45.

Preparation:           26 miles is a challenge and will require some training. Please see the kiltwalk website for some excellent training tips (

On the day:             Appropriate kit/footwear and Mudeford ferry/pub money plus water bottle

*Half Marathon options:

Option 1                   Sandbanks – Highcliffe. Arriving at Highcliffe at approx.. 1.30. There are frequent returning buses.

Option 2                   Highcliffe to Lymington. Meet at Highcliffe at 1.30 to join the adventure including pub and return minibus.

For further info / book a place please contact Joe Barnett / 07736442950

To support Joe and his team please visit their JustGiving page.

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JTYAF Hospitality Day at Bournemouth Air Festival 2017

JTYAF Hospitality Day at Bournemouth Air Festival 2017

The Bournemouth Air Festival now recognised as one of the top ten air shows in the world returns to its stunning seafront setting from 31st August to 3rd September.   This year’s John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation VIP Hospitality Day will be held on Sunday 3rd September with a Vintage theme.

We are offering a fantastic VIP experience at the heart of Bournemouth's premier event. Why not treat yourself, or buy tickets as a gift for someone special?

The Air Festival Hospitality marquee is the only hospitality venue located on the beach directly under the central flight line, providing the perfect setting to watch the action.

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The Vintage Sunday will include The Great War Display Team which comprises 10 replica WWI aircraft (British & German) dog fighting (with smoke and simulated machine gun fire), directly in front of the hospitality marquee finishing with a display by 5 vintage jet aircraft.

The Land Girls will be entertaining guests as they arrive.

JTYAF VIP Hospitality Ticket includes:

VIP experience from 1100hrs to 1800hrs

Exclusive marquee with private beach space
Access to VIP Bar & Viewing Deck throughout the day
Exclusive Silent Auction with exciting raffle prizes
There may also be the opportunity to meet passing display teams who pop into the marquee for refreshments! 

Air Festival Hospitality Menu

Glass of bubbly on arrival

 Buffet (served 12noon – 2.30pm)

Italian style roast beef with rosemary, fennel & garlic served with horseradish or salsa verde
Thai style chicken in a lime, lemongrass & peanut marinade
Boneless salmon fillets in sticky hoisin sauce and spring onions
Rolled red pepper, tofu & red onion omelette with alfafa shoots V
Soft wheat noodles with soy, ginger & garlic V
Refreshing rice salad with celery, cucumber & French dressing V
Warm new potatoes with miso butter & parsley V
Tomato and mint salad with balsamic vinegar V
Mixed rocket & green leaf summer salad V
Mixed, freshly baked rolls and butter


Lemon meringue pie with fresh double cream
Summer fruits cheesecake with red fruits coulis

Cream Tea (served 4pm)

Plain and fruit scones with Devon clotted cream and finest quality jam
Drinks Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day
(all other drinks will be available from the bar)

Price - £90pp  inc VAT
(Early bird discount price £85 for tickets purchased before the end of Feb)

For tickets visit the Bournemouth Air Hospitality link

Daytime Air Festival hospitality is for children aged 8yrs and over

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The Dorset Plane Pull 2017

The Dorset Plane Pull 2017

The Plane Pull is one of our favourite events and we are hoping that this will be a really successful year for the JTYAF.   In 2016 our old faithfuls ‘Stig’s Boys’ pulled with the 'Midas Men' and came a fantastic 2nd in the 20 team members and below category!

The Dorset Plane Pull involves teams of no more than 20 people pulling a Boeing 737,  weighingin at 35,000Kg, a distance of 50 metres in the quickest time possible?  Organised by Richard Griffin, and Peter and Kyrie Feltham this will be the 9th Dorset Plane Pull and it is sure to be a fantastic event.  If you think you have what it takes and fancy something a bit different, get a few mates together and enter as a team. Alternatively why not register as an individual.

You don’t have to pull to enjoy the event, watching is just as much fun as taking part. The day plays host to a number of other activities including BBQ, stalls, live entertainment and even something for our younger spectators.

Come along, spread the word, support the teams. Invite your friends and family to come and join in the fun.

To find out more visit: and also like the Dorset Plane Pull page on Facebook which will keep you up to date with all their news.

Register your interest to take part by completing the form below:

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“Since 1664” 166.4Km Yomp on the South Downs Way
to May 28

“Since 1664” 166.4Km Yomp on the South Downs Way

The Since 1664 Yomp is a Royal Marines focused event and supported and promoted by the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, but the JTYAF is privileged to have been invited to take part and we have bought three charity places.

Since 1664”  2014 was a unique Yomp, coinciding with the Royal Marines’ 350th Birthday and the event is now in it’s 4th year.  For 2017, the challenge is 100 miles.

Departing from King Alfred's statue soon after first light on Saturday 27th May and following the official 100 mile route, with minor detours to get to suitable scran points and finishing just beyond the bottom of Beachy Head a full 166.4Kms gets Yomped!

Every serving or veteran Royal Marines Commando who has undertaken this Yomp has said that it is every bit as challenging as any of the Commando Tests.  The climb (and decent) is the equivalent of 40% of Mount Everest but over 100 miles and in 36 hours.  It is further than London to Portsmouth.  It is a huge physical challenge, but it is an even more immense mental test.

For more information please visit the Since 1664 Yomp website or phone Pete on 07792 121 645

If you are interested in taking on the Since 1664 Yomp for the RMCTF and the JTYAF please contact us for the charity discount code.

We will ask for a minimum amount of £500 to be raised in sponsorship.

The first £166.40 of any sponsorship raised will go to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) and the £150 entry fee will be returned to the JTYAF.  Of the remaining £183.60 20% (£37.72) will go to the RMCTF and the JTYAF will receive £146.88.

So if you raise at least the minimum £500 the RMCTF will benefit by £204.12, the JTYAF £146.88 and the event costs will be covered too.  Everyone’s a winner!  However, we hope you’ll raise even more than £500 in support of these two great charities.

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The New Beats
7:30pm 7:30pm

The New Beats

Get your tickets now to relive the 60's with the fantastic New Beats at the British Legion in Ferndown. Tickets are just £8.00 per person and you can buy them online here.  Don't miss one of the greatest sounds in town!

Dorset's most prominent 60's covers band, has been working up a storm with regular gigs across the south coast, performing most weekends at music hotspots such as Poole Quay. The New Beats draw large crowds of fans who enjoy the warm electric atmosphere that the band bring to their performances.  You are guaranteed to enjoy the evening so come and join us at the at the British Legion, Ferndown on 27th January.

For more details call Pete on 07792 121 645

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JTYAF Weekend at Sainsbury's as Charity of the Year
to Dec 18

JTYAF Weekend at Sainsbury's as Charity of the Year

The JTYAF is absolutely privileged to have been invited to Sainsbury's Ferndown for this major Christmas shopping weekend.  We've got lots going on so we are going to make sure that the lovely Sainsbury's customers have a bit of Festive Sparkle while they shop.

On Friday 16th December

We are absolutely delighted to have several school choirs joining us between 9am and 3pm.  Ferndown Upper School, Ferndown First School, Beaucroft Foundation School and Parley First School are all in the line up.

Saturday 17th December

We have a choir from the Guides at 10am, the Coda Fiddle Orchestra from 11.30am and then the fantastic Bournemouth Male Voice Choir in the afternoon. 

Sunday 18th December 

A fabulous local group called No Direction will be joining us to perform some of their festive songs.

This has all the makings of a really fun filled festive weekend and we are delighted to have such fantastic support from the local community.

The JTYAF gets fantastic support from the team at Sainsbury's. Everyone is totally behind what we're doing as a charity and we are privileged to be their Charity of the Year!

Come down and see us - shopping will definitely be a bit more fun with the JTYAF around.  

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The Great Santa Fun Run 2016

The Great Santa Fun Run 2016

Join us for the Wimborne Rotary Club, Great Santa Fun Run on Sunday 11th December

Badbury Rings Point to Point Course

Warm up at 10.30am

Start at 11.00am


Run or walk the 2 or 4 mile course in a Santa Suit and you are a winner!

Please down load your individual entry forms here, team forms here.

It's a fun event and a great way to raise funds for the JTYAF.  Every step you take will be helping us to support local young people. Download a sponsor form here. 

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Wimborne and Colehill Fireworks presents Beasts of Fire
4:30pm 4:30pm

Wimborne and Colehill Fireworks presents Beasts of Fire

Yes... The Award-Winning 'BIG one' is back!

Dorset's Longest Display will again be the highlight of the best traditional Family Fireworks Evening in Dorset.

This year, you will be taken back into the days of Thrones, and Kings, and Dragons, and Magic and Legendary Deeds. The 15,000+ shot display will be synchronised to some of the most iconic and well-known film and TV themes from the World of Fiction and Fantasy.

To warm up ready for the main fireworks display, there will be two 'Dances of Light and Fire' by the special guests for the evening.

Supported by Sam FM 106 - yes, they who like to play what they want - the evening will once again be one of Wimborne and Colehill's biggest annual family events.

The ticket prices still makes it the best value event in the area, and the park and ride is also available for the hundreds of people who visit from afar.

The children's fair is expanded, as are the vast number of catering and entertainment stalls, and the ever-popular Children's Sparkler Zone with proceeds donated to the JTYAF.

With professional radio teams to compere the evening, offering top music to add to what has become the leading Fireworks Event in Dorset.

Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children and family tickets just £18 (only available in advance.)

Visit the Wimborne and Colehill Fireworks website for all the details, ticket information and the link to online sales.

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Jump with the Tigers!
8:30am 8:30am

Jump with the Tigers!

Have you ever wanted to jump from an aeroplane at 13000 Feet

and then fall towards earth at 120mph before opening a

parachute and slowly floating down to the ground?

Well…. here’s your chance! 

The JTYAF are privileged to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity to ‘Jump with the Tigers!’

A  Tandem Skydive at Airfield Camp Netheravon near Salisbury safely attached to your Military Instructor.  Friends and family can join you and they will be closer to the action than at any other drop zone in the UK.

Our Skydivers had a fantastic time last year – the Tigers made the whole day so special and we’re so lucky to have their support again for 2016.  Last years event raised over £6000 and was such a great success several of the skydivers have already booked again for this year.

The Tigers form the Parachute Display Team of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR), an Infantry Regiment whose soldiers are recruited from Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Members of The Tigers consist of volunteers from various battalions of the regiment.

John Thornton’s brother Ian is serving with the 1st PWRR and because of this connection the JTYAF is able to offer it’s supporters the chance to do a Tandem Skydive with the Tigers at a cost of just £450.  £225 will cover the cost of the jump and we will require an additional minimum of £225 in sponsorship.  Raise £450 and you jump for free!

Do something amazing and jump for charity! Combine the most exciting and exhilarating moment of your life with raising funds for a worthy cause.  Book your place now for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Contact Pete on 07792 121 645 for more details and to make your booking.

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Fan Dance
8:30am 8:30am

Fan Dance

Right so it’s challenge time and Cai Rolfe is setting you a tough one this year.

Challenge = 2nd JULY 2016 SUMMER FAN DANCE organised by Avalanche Endurance Events

What is it?
24km over Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons, either carrying 35lb or without, plus food & water

Load Bearing
17-45 yrs old 35lb (Male) 25lb (Female)
45yrs + 25lbs
Both plus food & water

The SAS & SBS use this as part of their selection process, they complete it within 4hrs with 60lbs of weight!

How long will it take us?
3hrs 30mins – 7hrs with weight
2-5hrs without weight

Is training required?
Yes, please don’t sign yourself up if you have no intention of training for it, this will be challenging, however not impossible.

£51 Load Bearing (with weight) £40 Clean (without weight)
Plus Transport

For more information visit the Fan Dance Race Series website.

£5 discount, please contact Cai for code (money will be credited back to you) Visit Cai’s event page on Facebook here to let him know that you wish to register and he will provide the discount code. To register visit the Fan Dance website and select the 2nd July Summer Fan Dance.  Once you’ve paid and registered please leave Cai a message on his Facebook event page. 

There’s no point taking on such a huge challeng without raising money for charity, so Cai is going to split the fund raising between Children with Cancer &  the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.

We should have total respect for all those taking part in this challenge and it’s surely worth a bob or two. Cai has set up a fundraising page here

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Fete on the Field

Fete on the Field

Ferndown Rotary Club invite you to a fun filled day for the whole of Ferndown and their families to enjoy.

There will be live music and entertainment, pony rides, a fantastic flying display from Liberty Owl and Raptor, teacup ride and bouncy castle, a fun dog show for you to enter your 4 legged friend, Chubby the Children’s Entertainer will be putting on 3 magic shows throughout the day, a classic car show and Ferndown’s Annual 10K run.

This year there will only be 2 charity stalls and we are delighted to announce that the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation has been selected together with The Bus Stop Club. Other stalls include, arts, crafts and homemade as well as various food stalls and a raffle.

The weather is going to be great so come and join us.  Bring your picnics, rugs and families and enjoy a great day out at Fete on the Fields in Ferndown.

For more information or if you are interested in having a stall at Fete on the Field please contact

Follow Fete on the Field on Facebook here.

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Barclays Strong Person Competition
9:30am 9:30am

Barclays Strong Person Competition


The JTYAF is delighted to have been selected as one of the supported charities for the Barclays Strong Person 2016 Competition.

We’ll let you have the full details as soon as we have them.

The competition is open to Barclays staff only and is a brilliant fun event which is definitely worth a look, so why not come along? Put the date in your diary.

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Bournemouth & Mousehole Male Voice Choirs in Concert
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bournemouth & Mousehole Male Voice Choirs in Concert

The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation is honoured to have been chosen as the recipient charity for a Concert by two superb British Men’s Choirs.  The concert will be held at St Mary’s Church in Ferndown and tickets will soon be available.

The Bournemouth Male Voice Choir has carved a unique niche for itself in the British Men’s Choir scene and is best known for its genuinely diverse programming, use of stagecraft and themed concerts.  The choir members take their singing (but not themselves) seriously with a relaxed, well focused but good-humoured air permeating all the choirs activities.

The BMVC has teamed up with the Mousehole Male Voice Choir which was formed in 1909 and continues to represent the highest standards of male voice singing. They will leaving the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole for their Bournemouth Tour.

This will be a sensational evening and full details will be available very soon.  It is definitely a date for your diary!

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