The Beehive Centre, operated by Dorset’s disability charity Diverse Abilities, celebrated its 25th birthday with a special event at The Hamworthy Club.

More than 120 guests enjoyed a two-course meal, a variety of entertainment, an award ceremony and disco. Guests included people supported by the charity, their friends and family members and Diverse Abilities’ staff.

Each of the adults who attend The Beehive Centre were honoured with an award in one of the following categories; Mobility and Therapy, Community, New or Developed Activities, New Skills, Relationships, Swimming, and Communications.

Pupils from The Beehive also voted on their entertainment for the evening, with performances from local singers and a disco provided by Ashley Hooper Parties.

Julia Forrest-Wilson, adult services operations manager, commented: “We had an absolutely fantastic evening celebrating the birthday of The Beehive. Everyone loved the opportunity to get all dressed up and share the event with their friends and family. The past year at The Beehive has seen a lot of change, my team have been instrumental in making everything run smoothly for the people we support, so rounding it off with something like this has been really great.” Diverse Abilities supports more than 700 children and adults across Dorset, visit for more details on the services provided.  

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