Friends of Stour Connect is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving facilities and access at the Stour Connect Day Centre in Sturminster Newton. The Charity has been established to target rural and social isolation affecting the elderly, the physically disabled and those with learning difficulties.  With the dedication of our staff, volunteers and partners, we strive to improve the lives of those who need help within our community. Through our fundraising and volunteering we aim to assist in the provision of equipment, facilities, activities and services over and above those provided by statutory services to help our clients engage in rewarding activities in a supportive environment. Inclusivity is at the core of what we do and we set out to assist all those in  Sturminster Newton, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Blandford areas. If you are interested in our services contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.


Andy Watson - Manager

Layla Dayani

Charlotte Dooley

Tracey Chick

Michelle Pratt

Jacqui Wragg - Associate 

Debbie Parfitt - Administrator

Julie Greenslade - Web Admin