The Villages, Towns and People that make our Community
Volunteering & Charities
Hampstead Norreys Community Shop
Hampstead Norreys Community Shop offer local bread, fish, fruit, eggs and meat. Gluten free products are supplied by Barbara. there is also a cafe offering homemade food. It is a community shop, run by volunteers with a strong ethos of sustainability, with sustainable products for sale and a recycling point. the recycling is sent to Terracycle, the money raised going to Canine Partners.
The second of the two interviews is abut a Gluten free diet by Barbara and Euan, her husband, who works for one of the largest food companies, and the gluten free products they sell.
Barbara’s & Euan’s interview was 41st in the Global Interview Charts.
Gary Poulson was the Newbury Mayor, is a presenter on Kennet Radio and is the Director of Voluntary Sector Support, Volunteer Recruitment , Newbury Community Car Scheme, Newbury and Thatcham Handybus, Newbury Shopmobility, Village Agent Community Connectors , Befriend West Berkshire , Suicide Prevention Action Group.
In this interview he talks about Village Agents, who aim to put older and/or socially isolated residents in direct contact with community, voluntary and statutory agencies that offer help and advice and to assist them in engaging in local activities.
The Hungerford Branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust covers a particularly beautiful stretch of the canal, between Kintbury and Great Bedwyn. The main activity is running The Rose of Hungerford, a traditional widebeam boat, based at Hungerford Wharf, which offers regular public trips and private charters along the canal.
Chemo Giftbags is for ladies and gents who have Breast Cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy in the Thames Valley area. The aim is to bring some comfort to those undergoing chemo therapy and to offer a small gift of toiletries that acknowledge which toiletries can be used during chemo, with the knowledge gained from experience, leaving one less thing to worry about. Find out why each gift is important to those who receive them.
This show was 16th in the global interview chart.
Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue
Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue works in partnership with Thames Valley Police to locate and rescue high risk vulnerable missing persons such as children and those living with dementia.
Their members are all volunteers and are highly trained in Search & Rescue techniques. They are the oldest Lowland Search & Rescue team in the UK. Anabelle de Chazal from Great Shefford is one of their team and explains what they do.