Our Supporters

Many thanks to the following for their voluntary support as NOCS began its journey as a charity

Bournemouth University, School of Journalism, English and Communication – for photography and videos

Dan Holbeche – for holding the fort and photography

Dorset Community Action – for advice, training and support with becoming a charity

Fran – for leading the volunteers, running clubs, being on the premises on a regular basis and being an all round smiling star!

Game On, Blandford for running a Gamethon fundraiser for us.

Leah Scott for her great artwork

Neil – For standing in for Noc himself, for sharing his amazing painting skills and being on the premises on a regular basis!

Nelson’s Cheese and Ale House for running Quiz Night fundraisers for us.

Noc and Noc’s Box for creating and continuing to manage, lead and run the groups and activities that embody the charity.

Rosina P for all her support, expertise and guidance with bids for funding.

Shannon Ribbons at Osis Design for this fantastic website and his on going support!

Sharon K for all her support with policies and bids.

Tom Gamwell for redeveloping the Noc’s Box website and social media

TMS for donations

…and our Trustees, of course.

Already there are many other people helping in lots of different ways. THANK YOU – you know who you are!

Support NOCS

We are looking for people to help with:

Planning and running local fundraising events.

Marketing and PR

Researching funders and preparing bids.

If you have any time spare to help NOCS grow and support more people please contact us now


“Claire first came to NOCS on a pretext. She was extremely shy and on her own. Following this first contact, she started what became a regular ritual of spending her lunchtime in the venue once a week sitting in silence and using strategies to avoid contact.  It emerged that she had learning and social difficulties. For a very long time she would only speak to Noc, but with time and the space that he made available for her to be able to listen and familiarise herself with the venue she gradually grew in confidence. Over time other regulars were introduced to her and conversation structures developed.  Three years later Claire still maintains the weekly routine but now interacts willingly with members, sometimes initiating conversations and humour. She has attended the last two NOCS Christmas Meals.  Claire has become part of the community and has clearly grown in confidence and her ability and enjoyment in socialising.”