The Making a Difference Locally Online Vote ended today with Stalbridge Pre-School as clear winners with two thirds of the votes.
The Pre-School is located at the Stalbridge C of E Primary School and is run and funded independently, providing a safe, happy and stimulating environment for local children aged two to five years as well as children from surrounding villages.
They say they would like to use the money to create a sensory garden, as "developing rich outdoor experiences helps children foster a life long love of the great outdoors; they could become the next generation of allotment keepers!"
Stalbridge Pre-School is one of many local good causes that have benefited from the Dike & Son MADL fund. Others include Julia's House, Future Roots, St Gregory's Primary School, Marnhull, Sherborne Youth Band, and Blandford & Sturminster Newton Cat Protection.
The fund is topped up by customers in the store targeting certain products, marked with the purple smiley house logo. For each product sold a penny or two is donated to the fund, which soon adds up.