At this time of year some blood donors are unable to give blood due to colds and flu but we still need to maintain blood stocks to meet hospital demand. We aim to collect 36,000 to 40,000 units of blood every week whatever the time of year.
Giving blood is quick, simple and safe. And all that most people feel is the satisfaction that they are helping to save lives.
We recommend donors ensure they have eaten a good meal prior to giving blood and do not do any stenuous activity for the rest of the day after giving blood.
Most people can give blood. If they are generally in good health, between the ages of 17 and 65.
For further information and to book an appointment visit our website www.blood.co.uk or ring 0300 123 23 23
Friday 4th December
At 4.30pm The Hub will be open for a gathering before the start of the Lantern Parade.
Join us for mulled wine & mince pies.
At 5.45pm The Lantern parade will leave the Hub to process to The Ring via Stalbridge Close, stopping on route to sing carols for the residents.
The Lantern Parade will arrive at the Ring at 6pm, when the Lighting of The Ring Tree ceremony will take place and Mulled wine & mince pies will be served by The Blackmore Vale Lions.
Lower Road will be closed to traffic from 4.00pm to 9.00pm to make it safe for pedestrians attending the Ring Tree ceremony and participants of the Lantern Parade.
After the Ring Tree ceremony it is a short stroll to Stalbridge Hall, where the Christmas Fayre will take place, with Stalls, Games, Barbecue, Bar, Meet and feed Snowdrifter, the Christmas reindeer, Meet Father Christmas in his Grotto, Fun & Games for all the family!