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Palmers boosts hospital appeal by more than £1,000

Palmers Brewery raised more than £1,000 for Dorset County Hospital’s appeal to buy life-saving digital mammography equipment.

Palmers Wine Store held a wine tasting at the Brownsword Hall in Poundbury in May and donated 10% of wine sales to the appeal. Additional funds were raised at a charity tasting of English wines at the Bridport Food Festival in June. Their wine tasting events are normally free, but Palmers decided to raise money for the charity by charging an admission fee of £5 a head. The two events have resulted in £1,050.17 going towards the hospital’s fundraising project, which aims to raise half a million pounds.

Managing director of Palmers, John Palmer, said: ‘We were pleased to donate this cheque to help Dorset County Hospital bring much-needed equipment to Dorchester. So many people are touched by breast cancer in some way, that we felt it was right to unite and join the fight against this disease and help save lives in future.’

Retail Manager at Palmers Wine Store, Mark Banham, hosts monthly tasting evenings at the Wine Store in Bridport, as well as Poundbury. He said: ‘We will be holding a winter wine tasting in aid of the same cause in Bridport on the evening of Wednesday, 16 November. There will be the opportunity to sample 80 or so fine wines from around the world, with growers and shippers on hand to talk to.’

Chairwoman of the appeal, Wendy Nightingale, was presented with the cheque by Mark Banham. She said: ‘We are so grateful to Palmers for helping us.’

Palmers Wine Store has over 1,000 wines and highly trained wine advisors. To get free delivery on online orders over £90, go to

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