Important Notice!
With the easing of restrictions, we have very limited in-person classes for existing workshoppers starting with flower arranging on Mondays starting from Monday 24th May 2021.  Over the coming months we hope to be able to open up our classes fully.  Follow us on facebook and twitter for more updates.  

Here's a little bit about what we do in The Purbeck Workshop...


We’re sorry that you have found the need to search for cancer support groups!  Here in the Purbeck Workshop, we are a registered charity (no. 1161110) based in Wool, Dorset and we are dedicated to providing creative escapes to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. 

Our relaxing and supportive workshop provides FREE activities and events throughout the year, where you can meet other people, carers and family members, who have all been affected by cancer.  

For us, it's not about you mastering new craft skills.  It's about you taking some valuable time out, having fun and engaging with your creative self.  We'll aim to take your mind off the worries and fears that cancer can bring, just for a couple of hours. 

If you have had a recent or previous diagnosis, if you have been bereaved through cancer or you are a family member or carer in need of a creative escape, you are all very welcome to attend our workshop.  

We are based a short walk from Wool Station, with off-street parking and disability accessible facilities including a lift for a wheelchair.

BBC Spotlight spent a morning with us in the Workshop in 2018, view the short video below to find out more about what we do.  In June 2016, we were also nominated for the Wessex FM Local Hero award, view the nomination video below 

Volunteer Opportunity


We are looking for a volunteer to join our team. Experience of marketing, public relations or media, would be an advantage. 

We need help to ensure the workshop is reaching potential users. 

We would like someone who could develop strategies to communicate our message, build our profile and generate media coverage and publicity. 

Hours to suit. Expenses will be covered by the Purbeck Workshop.  If you are interested in helping this local charity please phone Chris on 07794479208