Who We Support


The Corfe Mullen Carnival is pleased to be able to support the following Charities and Community Organisations.

Harlequin Care runs regular Carers' days throughout Dorset to support Carers who are looking after a relative, friend or neighbour with a life limiting or restrictive illness. It is an opportunity to meet with Harlequin Care volunteers and other Carers and have a relaxed chat over refreshments. 

Qualified practitioners will also be available to provide a range of complementary therapies and counselling free of charge to Carers.

Carers' days are currently held at Holton Lee, a beautiful venue with a calming atmosphere. We are also hoping to provide a half-day relaxation session at Moreton Village Hall.

Please visit the Harlequin Care website for further details.

Ashley’s Birthday Bank is a Dorset Charity, based in Christchurch, set up at the end of 2014 and registered as a charity in April 2015. It provides a vital service for many children and families in the Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch area.

The charity provides two types of services:

  • Firstly, it provides underprivileged children (up to the age of 16) with a birthday and Christmas present to ensure they do not go without on these special occasions.
  • Secondly, it provides a crisis service for families who find themselves going through a financially difficult time or have escaped domestic violence, neglect or human trafficking.

To provide these services the charity relies solely on donations.  All staff work on a voluntary basis, so any money received goes straight into providing the support that is required.

Please visit the Ashley's Birthday Bank website for more details.

Dolphin was conceived as a special project by the Rotary Club of Parkstone in 1979 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Rotary International. The aim was to provide a specially equipped sturdy, safe boat to give free pleasure trips to disabled persons of all ages and disabilities in Poole Harbour.

Over 30,000 passengers have used the boat and the group have asked for our support of £1,000 to help with over-winter maintenance and training cost.

Please visit the Friends of Dolphin website for more details.

Montacute is a specialist school looking after 82 young people with complex learning difficulties or disabilities in the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area. Whilst the students have undoubted skills and abilities, they also struggle to overcome profound difficulties. Many are on the autistic spectrum, others have sensory impairment, physical disabilities or high medical needs. All have problems with communication and learning.

When Montacute School was completely rebuilt in 2014/5, the original budget was slashed from £12 million to £5 million: delivering, in effect, an empty shell. The school has worked very hard (with help from donors and partners) to equip the school with the complex equipment needed to enable students to fully engage with learning - safely and with dignity, and now needs to provide a similarly stimulating external learning and sensory environment.

The Step Outside masterplan identifies what is needed to transform the school grounds, and this is broken down into a series of discrete projects. It would be really rewarding if Corfe Mullen Carnival was able to make a significant contribution to one of these projects.

Please visit the Montacute School website for further details.

Forest Holme Hospice Charity helps to enhance the lives of adults from across Poole, Wimborne and the Purbecks who are facing a life limiting or terminal illness. We financially support the specialist palliative care teams within Forest Holme Hospice, part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to be there for the patients and their families whenever, and wherever, they are needed.

The charity needs to raise £750,000 this year to support all aspects of the hospice, and Corfe Mullen Carnival is pleased to provide a helping hand in this.

Please visit the Forest Holme Hospice website for more details.