Shaftesbury’s Abbeyfield Blackmore Vale charity was founded in 1976 to provide single room accommodation for the over 55s in a converted Grade II listed house near the Ship Inn.
Abbeyfield is not a care home. Residents enjoy independent living, but all meals are provided. Chairwoman Barbara Yoxall says it has been compared to ‘The Ritz.’
She is seeking additional volunteer trustees to help steer this vital community resource into the future.
Listen at 14:20 to see whether you can help.