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


Do you have a life or crafting skill that you would like to share with others?  You don't need to be an expert, just someone with a passion and a couple of hours to spare per week/month.


We are always on the look out for volunteers to facilitate workshops for us.  We will reimburse you for any materials needed for the workshop sessions.  Please do send us a chat or email us to discuss this in more detail.