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Battens Charitable Trust supports the arts

The Battens Charitable Trust is continuing to support performing arts charity, Dorchester Arts, with a £4500.00 donation.

For the past 30 years, Dorchester Arts has engaged tens of thousands of people in a wide variety of arts events – from huge outdoor events to small-scale children’s theatre. Dorchester Arts not only brings a variety of stage performances to the area, but engages community groups of all ages in Arts activities.

It is not a surprise that the arts industry has been hit hard over the covid-19 crisis with performances halted and plans for the foreseeable future cancelled.

Dorchester Arts said:  “The continuation of Battens Charitable Trust’s funding is a generous and far-sighted gesture in these difficult times for the arts. The support will enable us to move towards reopening next year in the strongest way possible, and we are very grateful!”

The Battens Charitable Trust was set up in 1985 to enable grants to be made to registered charities and for charitable purposes in Somerset, Dorset and adjoining counties. Ray Edwards, Director at Battens Solicitors and Trustee of the Battens Charitable Trust said: “Supporting local charities and the community has never been more important. We are delighted to be able to make a donation to Dorchester Arts through this difficult period.”

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Paul Appleby
Author: Paul Appleby