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£578
raised of £999 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £578 to Fund the Charmouth Dragon River Festival

    Charmouth, West Dorset
    Funded on Thursday, 8th June 2023

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    The Lower Char Community Project is working hard to clean up our beautiful River Char so that:

    • the river can be free of pollution

    • wildlife can flourish in and along the river

    • our children and visitors can bathe freely in the lagoon where the River Char meets the sea.

    1. As Citizen Scientists we are monitoring the water so that we build up scientific data to support our conversations with Wessex Water, The Environment Agency and our local MP.

    2. We are also looking for (and finding!) ways to reduce the amount of storm water and untreated sewage that is released into the river.

    3. Finally, we are finding ways to involve the local community, With support from local residents, organisations and groups, we have organised two workshops in April and are planning the first ever Charmouth Dragon River Festival on 27th May 2023. This will be a day of celebration, as our Dragon parades through the village from the river to the sea. There will be songs and music by the sea, there will be stories of dragons and a dragon-naming competition in the village hall. We will have all kinds of stalls with information about our river and what we can do to help. There will be an exhibition of river art work and photographs and dragon biscuits at teatime! We hope that this will become an annual event.

    We have all worked for free, as volunteers, and have covered many of the costs ourselves. We have got a small amount of funding but need to raise more so we can make the Festival a success and gather more information for our campaign to clean up the river.

    Please give generously and come and enjoy the day on May 27th, 2023 in Charmouth with the parade starting at 11.00 am from Barrs Lane, Charmouth DT6 6SP

    www.riverchar.org

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    • Sandra Reeve1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Mist over the River Char , going down to the sea...known to some as the Charmouth Dragon... Photo: Dana Assinder

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      1 year ago

      Our beautiful river - thanks to Dana Assinder for the photo

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    • Sandra Reeve1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Nearly there! Excitement growing as the Dragon made a brief appearance in the village last week and we started to rehearse... All final donations welcome!

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    Supporters

    22

    • The Royal Oak Charmouth

      The Royal Oak Charmouth

      May 31, 2023

      Donations from our monthly quiz & raffle. A fantastic cause well done to all!

      £188.00

    • Sarah Tremlett

      Sarah Tremlett

      May 24, 2023

      This is what we need and how admirable to see it being done. But why isn't the government doing this anyway?? Bravo to your community for taking a stand and bringing back joy in the countryside!

      £50.00

    • Kate Kelly

      Kate Kelly

      May 24, 2023

      Thank you for caring for one of our rivers...may your message spread...dragons all round the country please! Sorry to miss the festival xx

      £20.00

    • Mary Booker

      Mary Booker

      May 24, 2023

      £25.00

    • Hana Kende

      Hana Kende

      May 22, 2023

      £10.00

    • Kristina and Keith

      Kristina and Keith

      May 22, 2023

      £10.00

    • Ellie Baldwin

      Ellie Baldwin

      May 2, 2023

      £5.00

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    Sandra Reeve

    Sandra Reeve

    Charmouth, West Dorset

    Founder member of the Lower Char Community Project. We are committed to cleaning up the River Char and raising community awareness about why we need to start using less water.

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