Shine Dorset was our first ever network, set up by our founder Emma Willis. It started off as 2 strangers (Emma & Justine) meeting for coffee one afternoon, discussing the lack of support groups and how hard it is to find someone their own age to talk to and share experiences with. They wanted to reach out and help other people in their situation and thus Shine was started.

Shine Dorset is still a non traditional support group, with the main aim of offering peer support and bringing people together in fun, relaxed atmospheres. We arrange coffee mornings, evening drinks, members lunches, bowling, camping trips and other days out.

Abbe & Rosie now organise the dates and get togethers and are always open to suggestions for activities that help bring Dorset people together. They can also arrange to meet with you before a get together if you are a bit nervous about coming along to your first meet up.

If you’d like to get in touch, drop them an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and say hi!

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